Whether you manage a large corporation or a small business, it’s important you’re always looking for ways to remain profitable. Fortunately, you can take certain measures to save money on your energy bills. An investment-grade energy audit is a great first step.
Types of Energy Audits
- Level I: Walk-Through Audit—A walk-through audit is a brief assessment of your facility to identify low-cost energy improvements and areas where you can conduct a more detailed audit in the future.
- Level II: Detailed/General Energy Audit—A general energy audit involves detailed information collection and in-depth interviews with facilities managers. This information, plus the analysis of energy profiles created through interval metering, provides a comprehensive evaluation of the building and potential energy-saving opportunities.
- Level III: Investment-Grade Audit—An investment-grade energy audit is a detailed analysis of larger modifications and energy efficiency improvements that focuses on financial concerns. This comprehensive audit analyzes the financial aspects of energy savings and the return on investment (ROI) of potential changes or upgrades.
Why Investment-Grade Audits Are Important
Each type of audit is focused on cost savings and energy efficiency in some way, but an investment-grade audit is the most comprehensive and provides the highest ROI. Since an investment-grade audit can lead to significant savings on your utility bill, it can be a great budgeting tool to use when you’re already planning facility upgrades.
Investment-grade energy audits typically look at lighting and all other energy systems in your facility. A team of experts providing a complete investment-grade audit looks at lighting and other systems in detail.
A team of certified technicians looks at every detail of your existing lighting system, assesses current consumption/lighting levels, and recommends areas for improvement. They provide a savings summary and analysis, plus models of proposed lighting system solutions, so you can see how new fixtures will illuminate a space and how much money you’ll save. From there, you agree on a solution and the lighting experts handle design and installation.
Many other aspects of your facility require energy consumption aside from just lighting. Other areas that may be looked at include:
- Major appliances
- HVAC systems
- Exterior walls
Experts perform a detailed, comprehensive audit of all the other energy-using systems in your building. From there, the proposed solutions are presented to you so your company can make the best decision to cut energy costs.
Don’t Wait, Get An Investment-Grade Audit for Your Facility Today
If you aren’t keeping tabs on how efficiently the energy-producing systems in your building are running, you could be missing out on huge savings opportunities. An investment-grade energy audit is the first step in saving. It will allow you to assess your energy consumption and identify areas for improvement.
At Lighting Solutions, our state-of-the-art energy and lighting audit gives you the comprehensive overview you need to understand where your money is going. From there, our experts help you identify opportunities to save money on your energy bills. Ready to start saving? Reach out to our team today to schedule a lighting and energy audit.