Energy Auditing for Medical & Laboratory Buildings 

The important tasks performed in medical buildings and research laboratories require extensive amounts of energy. Yet, poor usage and outdated infrastructure contribute to significant harm to the environment.  An energy audit for your medical or laboratory building can help solve these issues.

This process can identify areas within the medical or laboratory buildings that contribute to energy loss. Only then can informed improvements be made. The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) recognizes three levels of audits.

ASHRAE Level 1 Audit for Medical & Laboratory Buildings 

The most basic type of audit for the medical building or laboratory starts at Level 1. This step includes: 

  • Interviews of key operations personnel
  • Reviews of the facility’s utility bills
  • A walk-through of the site

The purpose of the ASHRAE Level 1 audit is to discover glaring areas of inefficiency. It will also identify free or low-cost improvements, so you can begin plans for renovation.

ASHRAE Level 2 Audits for Medical & Laboratory Buildings 

Next, the ASHRAE Level 2 audit includes:

  • A breakdown of energy consumption 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 step offers more intense data collection and reporting that will allow you to move forward with larger energy-saving projects. 

ASHRAE Level 3 Audit for Medical & Laboratory Buildings 

Finally, if you require more data or specific areas of analysis, an ASHRAE Level 3 audit can be performed for the medical or laboratory building. 

At this stage, there is an advanced field gathering of data, which is analyzed more intensely to determine areas of improvement. It can also define the potential cost and payoffs that will result. 

Completing all 3 Levels of the ASHRAE energy audits will give you total peace of mind in your energy saving investments.

Audit Any Laboratory Building With EMAT Field Auditor

With EMAT Field Auditor, improving energy usage has never been easier! This affordable software allows you to take pictures, collect data, and save it all to the cloud. The customizable templates allow for many different types of audits, perfect for even the largest and most specific of buildings. 

Conducting an energy audit for medical facilities, laboratories, and other large spaces has never been easier! Call EMAT today to improve your building today!

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