“The verification, monitoring and analysis of use of energy including submission of technical report containing recommendations for improving energy efficiency with cost benefit analysis and an action plan to reduce energy consumption".
Need for Energy Audit
The Energy Audit would give a positive orientation to the energy cost reduction, preventive
Maintenance and quality control programmes which are vital for production and utility activities. Such an audit programme will help to keep focus on variations which occur in the energy costs, availability and reliability of supply of energy, decide on appropriate energy mix, identify energy conservation technologies, retrofit for energy conservation equipment etc.
Type of Energy Audit
The type of Energy Audit to be performed depends on:
- Function and type of industry
- Depth to which final audit is needed, and
- Potential and magnitude of cost reduction desired
Thus Energy Audit can be classified into the following two types.
i) Preliminary Audit
ii) Detailed Audit
Advantages of Energy Audit:
- Understand where energy is used and which areas are worth focusing on the most (energy hogs).
- Provide you with benchmark information to help you understand your energy use performance compared to others in your field and area.
- Provide you with emissions analysis to help you understand the benefits of your decisions from an environmental standpoint.
- Provide you with solid, easy to understand technical information regarding the proposed energy conservation measures.
- The audit will not only inform you of opportunities but provide you with financial analysis. This will enable prioritization based on financial benefit and return on investment.
- Increased comfort,
- Lower maintenance costs,
- Extended equipment life.
- Improved Indoor Air Quality.
- Better Health & Safety
- Greater Building Durability