What are the benefits of doing an energy audit?

Answer by Helen Santalla (Creara)

An energy audit is recommended to determine the energy consumption associated with a facility and the potential savings associated with that energy consumption.

From a general point of view, an energy audit provides enormous benefits in different areas:

  • It helps reduce energy costs in your facility.
  • With a reduction in production costs, the competitiveness of your company will be improved.
  • It helps reduce the dependence on foreign energy sources.
  • It helps reduce environmental damage and pollution.
  • It can increase the security of your energy supply.
  • It can reduce the consumption of natural resources.
  • It can reduce damage to the environment associated with the exploitation of resources.
  • It helps reduce the impact of greenhouse gas emissions.

At a particular level, among the major benefits of doing an energy audit are:

  • It helps you to lower energy bills.
  • It enables you to increase the comfort of those in the facility.
  • It helps you to increase the life span of the equipment in your facility.
  • It discovers any unaccounted consumption that may exist at the facility.

In summary, an energy audit can identify energy consumption and energy costs of the facility and it can evolve over time to develop measures to eliminate waste, maximize efficiency and optimize supply energy.

The energy audit affects three key factors:

  • profitability through optimization of energy expenditure
  • productivity through optimization of equipment and processes
  • performance, thanks to the rationalization of energy use.
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