An Energy Audit is the process of identifying, surveying and analyzing the Energy usage of a building. It is done to optimize the energy usage of the system, for example keeping the outputs the same while reducing the energy consumption. A successful energy audit results in energy and cost saving while also reducing the overall carbon footprint.
During an energy audit, health and safety are the primary concerns as well as reducing energy consumption and maintaining human comfort. An energy audit seeks to prioritize the energy uses according to the most cost effective technique while also taking into consideration the comfort levels.
With the publication of ANSI/ASHRAE/ACCA Standard 211-2018, energy audits can now be counted on to ensure consistency, accuracy, and quality. The ASHRAE Commercial Buildings Energy Audits Reference defines the best practices for energy survey and analysis for purchasers and providers of energy audit services.
The energy auditing process can be separated into two main steps shown below:
The Cotocon Group has energy audit professionals with vast experience. Use of technology such as thermal simulations and the use of experience goes a long way in creating the best audit report.
In New York City, laws like the Local Law 87, require buildings larger than 50,000 sq. ft. to have an energy audit once every 10 years. The Local Law 87 requires a licensed Professional Engineer to oversee the work and The Cotocon Group handles these regularly. Similarly, Local Law 84 states that as of May 1, 2011 all buildings 50,000 square feet and larger must be ENERGY STAR Benchmarked and report their building’s energy & water use. These laws are the results of New York City’s PlaNYC, which aims to reduce wasted energy in buildings. Which are the greatest source of pollution in NYC.
The Cotocon Group can manage Local Law 84 requirements and start saving you money on building operations, making your building more competitive. We have a group of experienced professionals qualified to carry out these tasks.