Goal of Energy Efficiency Audit and Upgrade
>Discover and Target Trouble Areas
>Develop a Strategic Plan to Reduce Energy Usage
>Change Consumption Habits
>Replace Outdated Equipment and Components
>Finance Upgrade with Zero Upfront Costs
>Take Advantage of Low Interest Loans, Incentives, and Rebates
>3 Year Rapid Payback Target
>Year 4+ Reduced Energy Costs Create New Source of Revenue/Capital


Audit Components
>Lighting (Interior/Exterior)
>Building Envelope (Skin, Windows, Insulation)
>Solar Orientation (Heat Gain/Window Film)
>Mechanical Systems (HVAC, Ducts, Chilled Water Lines)
>Domestic Water Consumption (Sinks, Toilets)
>Boiler Systems (Bathrooms, Gym, Kitchens)
>Appliances (Copiers, Refrigerators, Computers)


Energy Audit Process

An energy audit is an inspection, survey and analysis of energy flows for energy conservation in a building, process or system to
reduce the amount of energy input into the system without negatively affecting the output(s). When the object of study is an occupied
building then reducing energy consumption while maintaining or improving human comfort, health and safety are of primary concern.
Beyond simply identifying the sources of energy use, an energy audit seeks to prioritize the energy uses according to the greatest
to least cost effective opportunities for energy savings.


Analysis and Capabilities

An energy efficiency analysis will include the examination of many different structural areas that could be causing inefficiencies such as lighting, HVAC, water usage, insulation, and building envelope. Solutions may include additions of energy saving devices such as solar panel instillation, solar film window covering, bio based spray foam, geothermal heating and cooling, waterless urinals, LED lighting, and occupancy sensors. Energy savings are realized over time that can be significant enough to not only pay for the new equipment, but produce a significant return on the investment. Computer software calculates the economic benefits of upgrades, and helps our energy professionals develop an efficient energy plan for a business and assist in securing financing and tax incentives.


Financing and Incentives

Capital for an energy-efficiency upgrade is generally simple for qualified applicants, and Consensus has access to numerous sources
for low interest financing, tax incentives, and rebates. A well-designed upgrade can provide your business with a positive cash flow
from energy savings while paying off the capital investment for new equipment. In many cases, the financial gains from energy-efficient upgrades can be used to pay for the cost of the project. Financing eliminates the internal debate of the retention of capital
versus reducing the increasing operating costs for energy. The return-on-investment on energy efficiency results in affordable comfort,
and new, more reliable equipment that will pay for itself with energy savings. A strategic energy efficiency investment can also hedge
against future increasing utility costs that you will not be able to control.



green spacer