Energy Audits for Military Bases
Maintaining energy efficiency in a military base can be a difficult task. This is because these facilities are large, they utilize complicated machinery, and they require advanced security measures. That’s a lot of diverse energy needs to keep track of.
Poor energy efficiency is not only bad for the environment, but in government-owned buildings, it can cost the taxpayers a lot of money.
The easiest way to measure and improve energy efficiency is with an energy audit. And the easiest way to perform an energy audit is with EMAT Field Auditor!
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 Military Bases
The most basic type of official energy audit begins at Level 1. This is also known as the “walk-through analysis” phase.
The level 1 audit for military bases includes:
- Interviews of key operations personnel
- Reviews of your facility’s utility bills
- A walk-through of the site
This will help identify glaring issues of inefficiency, as well as low-cost or free improvements. It also establishes a general overview of the facility and a plan for moving forward with the audit.
ASHRAE Level 2 Audits for Military Bases
More intensive data collection begins at Level 2. This second phase includes:
- A breakdown of energy consumption by end-use
- An analysis of utility rates to find opportunities for a lower rate
- Interviews with important building personnel to gain insight in building operations
- Define financial and non-financial goals
This step identifies the areas with the greatest opportunities for improved efficiency. With this information, you can have the confidence to move forward with more costly energy saving renovations.
ASHRAE Level 3 Audits for Military Bases
Finally, a Level 3 audit can be conducted at military bases for the most complete analysis. This stage features:
- More intensive and long-term data collection
- More specific areas of analysis
- Identifying potential cost and predicting payoffs
After this process is completed, you will be able to compare the cost of operation before implementing waste-reduction measures and after implementation. The newly renovated military base can then be a prime example of an environmentally friendly government facility!
EMAT Field Auditing Software for Military Bases
Energy auditing used to be an expensive and time-consuming process with little consistency in payoff. But not anymore, with EMAT Field Auditor!
This cloud-based software allows you to take photos, capture data, and make notes while you’re walking around the building. It saves you time, money, and frustration compared to a traditional pen-and-paper audit. We also offer real-world technical support every step of the way, including the option to have us conduct the entire audit for you!