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Energy Audits

Course Description: Energy audits are comprehensive evaluations of the actual performance of a
facility’s energy—using systems and equipment—compared against the designed performance level or
the industry best practice. The purpose of this course is to review the different types of energy audits; the
overall auditing process—as well as auditing methodology, in order to successfully prepare and
participate in the energy audit process.

Learning Objectives:
At the completion of this course, you will be able to:
• Define the information obtained by performing an energy audit
• Characterize the different types of audits
• Prepare data for an audit
• List the activities and steps in an energy audit

Course Content or Material


1) Introduction

2) Energy Audits Tell Us


a) Current energy consumption.
b) Potential to save energy
c) Help you to prioritize your actions

3) Types of Energy Audits


a) Walkthrough
b) Comprehensive

4) Determining Which Audit to Select


a) Factors affecting determination
i) Funding available for the audit
ii) Cost and potential of the Energy Conservation Opportunity
iii) Required accuracy for the audit information
iv) Type of facility
v) Function of facility
vi) Processes within the facility
b) Who will conduct the audit
i) Internal staff
ii) Externally (energy service professionals)
iii) Combination of both internal staff and external people

5) Audit Activities
a) Understanding the site and gathering the data
b) Measuring/Monitoring/Testing
c) Assessing the situation, and
d) Proposing an action plan

6) Preparing for the Audit


a) Commonly required data
b) Planning the audit activities to include participation of the necessary people from the facility

7) Energy Audit: Main Steps

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a) Kick-off meeting
b) On-site inspection
c) Data analysis
d) Results restitution

8) Audit Report
a) Executive Summary
b) Energy Cost Analysis
c) Energy Management Recommendations, and a
d) Proposition of Energy Action Plan

9) Case Study Example

10) Summary

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