Down to Earth Sustainable Solutions follows the Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 3598:2014 for energy audits.
The Standard describes three levels of audit. The information you can expect from each level of audit are described in the table following.
The cost of an audit will vary considerably depending on the size and complexity of the site as well as the audit level required. Contact us for a preliminary site overview and quote.
|Deliverables||Level 1 (basic)||Level 2 (intermediate)||Level 3 (advanced)|
|Full analysis and report||✗||✔||✔|
|Formal presentation to senior managers||✗||If requested||✔|
|Provision of an itemized and prioritized list of recommendations to reduce energy consumption||Short list of high priority actions||✔||Detailed evaluation|
|Level of detail of recommendations for implementation||Recommendations for further action, if relevant||Recommendations with brief description of necessary works||Detailed recommendations allowing design & documentation to proceed|
|Analysis of 24 months’ bills and comparison with benchmark||✔||✔||✔|
|Preparation of monthly or seasonal energy consumption profiles||✔||✔||✔|
|Preparation of energy consumption targets and indicators||✗||✔||✔|
|Site visit and commenting on major wastes||✗||✔||✔|
|Listing of major uses||✗||If relevant||✔|
|Model of energy use||✗||If requested||✔|
|Daily load curves for site||✗||✔||✔|
|Daily load curves for major plant||✗||If requested||✔|
|Measurement of light levels||✗||✔ (if relevant)||✔ (if relevant)|
|Monitoring of temperatures and other key parameter||✗||✗||✔|
|Detailing key aspects of building fabric||✗||✔ (if relevant)||✔ (if relevant)|
|Implementation specifications||✗||If requested (post audit activity)||If requested (post audit activity)|
|Tariff negotiations with utilities||✗||If requested (post audit activity)||If requested (post audit activity)|
|Bill monitoring for 18 months after report handover||✗||If requested (post audit activity)||If requested (post audit activity)|