1.Identify fast-payback energy retrofit opportunities.
2. Make well-informed decisions on capital investments in your buildings
3. Identify low-cost/no-cost O&M measures that have an immediate impact
4. Develop integrated capital improvement programs that coordinate energy
programs with other planned improvements
Advantages: Advantages of the walk-though energy audit include faster results and lower cost. EMO’s can be implement faster. During the walk-through audit if the auditor uncovers EMO (Energy Management Opportu-nities) that could benfit from a comprehensive audit , the auditor may well recommend a more sophisticatedaudit for a specific part of a system or process.
Disadvantages: Not as sophisticated as a comprehensive energy audit, less data collected and analysed.
Advantages: The standard energy audit is more detailed than the walk-through audit, more data is collected and analysed. Being more through less likely to overlook more complex EMO’s
Disadvantages: The standard energy audit takes the auditor more time, data loggers are used to collect additional data – therefore the is more expensive than the walk through audit. Often time consuming data collection is far to too exhaustive to add value.
INVESTMENT GRADE ENERGY AUDIT
Advantages: A very comprehensive energy assessment of the facility and its energy footprint, no stone is left unturned in the search for EMO’s (Energy Management Opportunites). Suitable for capital intensive investment programmes.
Disadvantages: Very detailed, but time consuming. The detailed energy modelling and analysis requires many manhours. Time to market opportunities may be lost.