An important first step in every energy management story is to perform an energy efficiency audit. This type of assessment identifies the current state of energy usage, detect challenges in building functions and equipment, and elicit key operational details that help lay the foundation to becoming more energy efficient.
An Energy Efficiency Audit is the process of inspecting and reporting the energy flows in a building for energy conservation. The audit analyzes data from the building to identify opportunities to make changes in operations, helping to ensure maximum energy efficiency. An energy solutions expert can determine the type of audit you need, collect data, and share information to develop a strong understanding of your current energy usage.
Trane understands that taking the first step in energy management can be daunting, especially when you aren’t sure where to begin. To determine where to start in the audit process, our team of experts will work with you to learn more about your motivations, ambitions, and challenges to achieving your energy goals. This collaboration will assess your short-term plans and long-term energy objectives to begin developing your unique energy story.
A basic energy audit is an introductory assessment of your energy usage. Your Trane team will perform a high-level review of full building operations. They will conduct a thorough walkthrough and interview company engineers, building managers, and other key stakeholders that can provide vital information about daily processes. This type of audit is important to get a baseline understanding of your building's current energy use.
If you have already begun taking steps to become more energy efficient, you may need a more detailed energy survey. This will include a more comprehensive review of your building’s complete systems and operations. The purpose of this type of audit is to determine the ROI of equipment changes and upgrades. Once the audit is complete, a detailed report will be provided and include data to support recommended changes.
The most detailed audit focuses on current equipment functions and includes a comprehensive review and strategy to look at all sources of energy use and the opportunity to convert to electric energy. This is important when your organization is pursuing net zero decarbonization. It is critical in long-term sustainability goals and takes place when other audits have already been performed and you are well into your energy management journey.
What comes next?
Once your energy audit is complete, Trane will be there to help you deliver on your decarbonization goals. A dedicated team will work with you to develop a strategic plan that aligns with your goals, your budget, and your timeline. Every energy plan is unique and designed to meet your needs.
Our team of experts is here and ready to schedule your energy efficiency audit. Contact us and start your energy management journey today.