Saving energy is one of the most effective ways of reducing your carbon footprint.
To find out how much you might be able to save, you’ll need to review your current use of energy – this is the heart of the energy survey.
This guide is based on the experiences of the Solarbeamz survey programme and is intended to help you and your organisation.
Any survey carried out with the help of Solarbeamz will be the first step on your journey to lower energy costs, improved environmental performance, and the benefits of active energy management.
Saving energy requires action.
An energy survey by Solarbeamz will result in a list of opportunities with associated costs and savings, from which you can determine your priorities. Some measures, such as resetting heating controls, will cost you nothing at all, while others will require investment.
Energy surveys are important because they identify how savings can be achieved. But there is more to energy management than surveys alone.
How an Energy Survey Contributes to Saving Money and Carbon:
Step 1: Energy survey carried out by Solarbeamz
Step 2: Improve underlying efficiency; this is a key activity for an energy survey, identifying opportunities to replace or modify plant and equipment to be more energy efficient.
Step 3: Find & eliminate recurring waste – during a survey examples of poor or bad practice may be found. These need to be evaluated and addressed.
Step 4: Reduce unexpected waste, spot and rectify waste energy occurrences through ongoing Metering, Monitoring and Targeting (MM&T).
Step 5: Effective procurement will ensure that energy is bought at best value and billing errors are found and corrected.