“Regardless type of organisation the aim of an energy audit is to provide insight into energy usage and its distribution across appliances over time.”

Reasons for requesting an energy audit are, but not limited to:

  • Cost savings
  • Complying with stakeholder requirements
  • Identification of energy efficiency and energy conservation opportunities as well as the actions needed to achieve these
  • Minimising environmental impact
  • Producing energy profiles and reductions prior carbon disclosure

Six-step Approach

  1. A desktop audit of available bills and data
  2. An investigation of all appliances which use energy within specified area
  3. Information gathering from key personnel
  4. Monitoring power consumption on significant appliances
  5. Measurements of appropriate light levels
  6. Group based learning for staff presenting findings

Outcome

  • Easy to follow report identifying opportunities in relation to energy efficiency and energy conservation, by building and by appliance type.
  • Action plan supported by a summary of quantifiable recommendations.
  • Energy audit report provide a percentage reduction potential in energy consumption and presents the equivalent reduction in environmental impact, i.e. Greenhouse Gas emission (tCO2).

Engaged Students

Photo: Students using a Lux meter and a lighting levels table from Australian Standard AS1680:1990 showing the recommended Lux level for various tasks and activities.

Energy audits are conducted to the principals of the Australian and New Zealand standard for energy audits – AS/NZS 3598.

Please contact Heidi on M: 0400 846 566 or E: heidi@balancedsustainability.com.au for proposal and fee structure.