Over the past several years, the reduction of energy consumption and the corresponding carbon emissions has been a key element of most organizations' environmental, social, and governance (ESG) policies. For these organizations, the objective is not only to reduce energy costs and be more efficient but to reduce their impact on the climate by reducing carbon emissions.
Initiatives like the RE100 and Net-Zero will continue to press organizations around the globe to commit to making the transition to net-zero emissions on or before 2050. While 30 years may seem like a long way off, achieving these commitments will take time, planning, resources, and engagement. The transformation process is a complex one and needs to be implemented expeditiously to ensure success.
So, where do organizations start? An energy audit allows organizations to identify and focus on the key business areas that use large amounts of energy (and carbon). An audit will identify systems and processes (manufacturing, plant, transport, etc.) using energy inefficiently and highlight alternative strategies to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions.
Analysis of Utility Data: By gathering energy bills and information of on-site operations, processes, and buildings a preliminary desktop audit can be undertaken. This provides the energy auditor an understanding of your current use, before the actual survey is undertaken.
Energy Survey: This identifies possible energy efficiency improvements via a walk-through of selected site operations, buildings and transport use. An energy auditor will look at how your energy is recorded, used and managed, and then make recommendations for improvement.
Energy Saving Recommendations: A full and detailed report will be created based on the analysis and energy survey, outlining the recommendations, their impact for energy efficiency, carbon emission reduction and financial savings (including payback or life-cycle cost analysis etc.)
NUS helps you get energy audits done. Our experienced team will develop a detailed roadmap with the relevant workstreams, including collecting the necessary energy data, organizing site surveys, reviewing and analyzing audit reports, and implement cost (and carbon) reduction strategies. Take an important step in achieving your carbon reduction goals with a comprehensive energy audit.