Energy Audits for Government Installations
Across the country, there are many buildings owned or leased by federal, state, local, and tribal governments.
As the climate crisis progresses and American voters are prioritizing efficiency, it may seem a little daunting to upgrade all these buildings and bring them into the 21st century. Especially considering they serve unique functions, with some even containing highly sensitive information, materials, processes, and equipment.
But in reality, the first step in this process is surprisingly easy. Conduct a fast and affordable energy audit with EMAT Field Auditor!
Our software allows you to collect data, take pictures, and monitor major systems all through a mobile device. Data is synced to the cloud, allowing for collaborative sharing and convenient off-site assessment.
According to the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), there are three levels of professional audits:
ASHRAE Level 1 Audits for Government Installations
The most basic type of audit begins at Level 1. It is designed to give the building a walk-through analysis, creating a starting point to reveal glaring areas of inefficiency and low-cost solutions.
The government building’s ASHRAE Level 1 audit will include:
- Interviews of key operations personnel
- Reviews of your facility’s utility bills
- A walk-through of the site
A report from a Level 1 audit will show you where to make immediate changes or where to conduct further, more in-depth audits.
ASHRAE Level 2 Audits for Government Installations
The ASHRAE Level 2 audit offers more intense data collection and reporting. This stage will include:
- A breakdown of energy consumption by end-use to identify areas that present the greatest opportunities for improved efficiency
- An analysis of utility rates to find opportunities for a lower rate
- Interviews with important building personnel to gain insight into building operations and potential problem areas
- Defining financial and non-financial goals
This level of audit can give government-owned buildings the information they need to move forward with larger efficiency investments.
ASHRAE Level 3 Audits for Government Installations
Finally, the most extensive audit is completed in Level 3. This stage offers:
- More intensive and long-term data collection
- More specific areas of analysis
- Identifying potential costs and predicting payoffs
After this process is completed, you will be able to compare the cost of operation before implementing energy-reduction measures and after implementation.
The newly renovated government installation can then be a prime example of an environmentally friendly building that the rest of our communities can model.
Bring Efficiency to Government Installations With EMAT Field Auditor
Energy audits used to be expensive and time-consuming, especially for complex sites. But not anymore, with EMAT Field Auditor!
This cloud-based software can save you time, money, and frustration on your next energy renovation project. We also offer real-world technical support every step of the way, including the option to have us conduct the entire audit for you.