As part of an effort to reduce costs, especially in reducing business electricity prices, one should consider doing a business energy audit to make sure power efficiency is at its highest.
Whether it’s for constructing a new building or renovating an existing space, conducting a regular business energy audit not only allows you to take steps to reduce electricity costs, but is also part of a greater effort to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, thus saving the environment, and also creates are more comfortable workplace. And all of this can be achieved with this is relatively inexpensive procedure.
You can do business energy auditing using these two methods:
Do-It-Yourself Energy Auditing – If you aim to save costs, you’re free to do your own business energy auditing in your workplace. However, keep in mind that it takes a lot of time and effort on both you and your employees, so it’s recommended that you leave this task to a professional.
If you decide to do the auditing yourself, though, you need to make note of all the data that needs to be collected during the auditing process. Commonly-asked questions during the auditing include the overall number of employees, the average number of business hours and days, the age and lifespan of the building itself, and more importantly, the number, wattage, and average operation time of all the electrical equipment and fixtures present in the entire workplace.
Once you’ve collected all the necessary data for the audit, you’ll also need to have the tools necessary in calculating the energy efficiency of the entire workplace, using all the data that collected so far. The results generated by the tools you used will be useful in gauging the energy efficiency of your workplace.
Professional Energy Auditing – If doing the energy audit yourself sounds very tedious, then you should consider hiring a professional energy auditor for the job. The obvious advantage of this is that it saves you a lot of time in auditing, and is guaranteed to give you accurate results.
When hiring a professional, you should make sure that, at the very least, they should do a series of basic tests for energy efficiency, like the blower test, PFT air infiltration measurement, and a thermographic scan. While there are other tests that could be done for better results, these three are the most elementary of them, and should be included in the audit.
Once you’ve achieved the results of the energy audit, it’s time to take some steps into improving the energy efficiency of your business workplace. Again, to save yourself some time, hiring an energy efficiency contractor specialist is the best solution for this concern.
One of the main ideas on successfully running a business is to make sure that they keep all the costs down, while still maintaining a high level of quality and productivity. As electricity is a very crucial part of the industry, an energy audit should be conducted regularly, as part of the business protocol in ensuring the high standard of the workplace.