The team at 13KUGA are passionate about ensuring your commercial enterprise is running as efficiently as humanly possible with professional energy audits and bespoke solutions. We’ve always been huge proponents of simple and identifying areas where improvement can benefit a business and the world around them, cost efficiency is a huge factor in the exponential growth potential of any sized business.
There are several ways that a business can trim the fat and become more viable in their consumption habits and setups, the best way to identify these is with an energy audit. Our team is comprised of highly trained and sought-after power professionals who carry out specialty energy audits for businesses across the country.
Today we’re going to explain a little about why an energy audit is so important for spotting opportunities and for sealing up potential leaks in your current system.
What’s Usually Involved With An Energy Audit?
The process for a commercial energy audit can be broken down into four stages: Planning, Investigating, Implementing, and Sustaining. When conducted by a professional team that know what they’re looking for, the observations and recommendations will ultimately provide a maximal return on investment and work for a more effective business.
However, the process goes a little beyond simply measuring and recording the outputs of certain systems, for any meaningful result to occur there needs to be decisive strategising, commitment to improvement, and choosing the most effective path forward for implementation.
In the planning stage there is usually a commitment to a scope and potential endgame or desired result to aim toward in the investigations. Developing a timeline, scope, team, gathering relevant information about expected power usage are all vital components to compile and collate beforehand.
In the investigation step of the commercial energy audit, the assigned team will begin looking at each system within the planned scope. Identifying any aspects of the commercial set up that can be optimised for efficiency and output. This can be in the solar setup of the business, places where LED lighting would benefit, even power factor correction opportunities.
As each of these facets is investigated by the team, there’ll be notes taken and organised accordingly into the report that will inform the findings and suggested implementations/solutions for increased efficiency and the relevant costs therein.
Once the investigation is completed and the energy audit report is submitted to the client, it is then up to the client to decide whether they are going to proceed with the suggested implementations. If they decide to go ahead with the suggested changes, then a team is assembled to effectively implement the suggested changes.
The verification process and sustaining of the implemented measures are instrumental to long-term success for the commercial business. We’ve found that a number of businesses will request a follow-up energy audit at certain intervals after the work has been completed to establish the ROI and ensure that the implementations left no negative impact.
Why Is An Energy Audit A Good Time Investment?
Commercial enterprises that put priority in their output are the businesses that expand and survive through tougher times. As we’ve seen already with skyrocketing energy costs across the board being predicted for the foreseeable future, any opportunity a business has to retain and reduce unnecessary expenditure should be considered an investment and not a liability.
Cutting costs while simultaneously identifying previously unknown issues will invariably provide businesses with a clearer road toward expansion and success in the near and long term.
13 KUGA provide end-to-end proficient energy audits for businesses that are looking to elevate and enhance their current setups.