Energy Efficiency Audits in South Florida

Commercial & Industrial Energy Efficiency Audits

Utility bills are one of the highest operating costs for most businesses. As energy prices continue to rise and the, reducing energy consumption is an excellent way to reduce costs and reduce your carbon foot print.

If you own or operate a large commercial or industrial facility, identifying areas of inefficiency can be fairly complex and will require specialized tools and equipment. If you think there may be an issue with one or more of your electrical components that is causing inefficiencies, contact us today to schedule an energy efficiency audit.

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Our Process

How We Conduct Energy Efficiency Audits

Suncoast Power has developed a robust approach to energy efficiency audits that allows us to identify and correct inefficiencies in your building. We offer several levels of planning and inspections ranging from preliminary inspection to an in-depth and comprehensive analysis. Our team can help you decide which level of audit your building needs.

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Energy Efficiency Reporting

What’s Included In An Energy Efficiency Audit?

Our audit examines how your building uses and may be losing energy using a variety of tools and methods. Once we’ve completed the initial analysis, we compile a report identifying strategies to reduce energy use and potential upgrades that can help improve efficiency. The final report contains:

  • A detailed description of current conditions
  • Proposed energy conservation measures (ECMs)
  • Potential energy savings associated with each ECM
  • Estimated cost to implement the ECMs
  • Return on investment or life cycle savings

Energy Efficiency Audit Levels

Not all energy efficiency audits are equal, and many inspections may not cover all of your building’s power-consuming equipment. To standardize the process, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) developed a three-level system that outlines the requirements for various assessment levels.

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BEPA Benchmark

The Building Energy Performance Assessment is primarily used with real estate transactions and new building standards but provides a good general overview of a building’s energy usage. It will help establish a benchmark for your building’s efficiency, but is not comprehensive.

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ASHRAE Level 1

Commonly known as a simple audit, the Level 1 audit is a basic assessment that creates a preliminary energy-use benchmark for your property. The report describes the results of a short inspection and identifies some, but not all of the potential energy improvements we can make.

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ASHRAE Level 2

The Level 2 audit builds upon the findings of the Level 1 audit by examining the building’s systems in detail. In addition to the energy use of equipment, the audit also examines air quality, temperature, humidity, and ventilation that can affect energy performance.

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ASHRAE Level 3

Also known as an “investment grade” audit, the Level 3 audit uses computer simulations to model the effects of ECMs, including HVAC retrofits or modifications to the building’s structure. Level 3 audits are useful when considering big changes and accuracy is important.

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What We Look At During an Energy Efficiency Audit

Our energy efficiency audit is a 360-degree inspection of your property. We inspect your building’s electrical systems, envelope, windows, doors, structure and more. Some of the specific components we analyze in most commercial and industrial settings are:

  • Lighting
  • HVAC systems
  • Refrigeration
  • Air compressors
  • Industrial equipment
  • Computer equipment
  • Controls
  • Water-consuming equipment