Commercial Building and Equipment Energy Audits
MTech’s team of experienced Professional Engineers, Certified Energy Managers, building science specialists and project managers can increase the energy efficiency of your building which will increase its value. On average for every dollar spent in energy efficiency improvements, appraised building value increases several times. It starts with a MTech energy audit. During the energy audit, an energy auditor will inspect your site, including lighting, air conditioning, heating and ventilation equipment, controls, refrigeration, air compressors, water consuming equipment, and anything else that is using energy. Depending on the type of the audit, the auditor may take measurements of temperatures, pressures, light levels, and power draw. An energy audit report contains a description of the building’s existing energy consuming equipment and investigate and quantify energy savings potential in:
- Lighting Systems
- HVAC Systems and Controls
- Compressed Air Systems
- Renewable Energy Aplications
- Electric Motors and Drives
- Process Systems
- Steam Systems
- Heat Recovery
- Building Envelope upgrades
MTech Commercial Energy Audit services include:
Energy Star Benchmarking – CEC BDR Reports
Assess and benchmark the energy and sustainability performance of your properties. Benchmarking is the process of measuring and comparing your energy consumption to similar properties utilizing Energy Star Portfolio Manager and PG&E commercial energy programs. It is the first step to understanding and reducing energy consumption and carbon footprint.
LEVEL 1 Energy Audit: Enhanced BDR Report
Level-1 audit is intended to help the energy team understand where the building performs relative to its peers; establish a baseline for measuring improvements; and decide whether further evaluation is warranted.
LEVEL 2 Energy Audit: BEPA (Building Energy Performance Assessment)
Level-2 projects build on the findings of the Level-1 audit and evaluate building energy systems in detail to define a variety of potential energy-efficiency improvements. The Level-2 also will outline the range of potential financial incentives available from Federal, State, Local, and Utility sources.
LEVEL 3 Energy Audit: Modeling
Should the Level 2 Audit reveal necessary system upgrades or retrofits, the Level 3 audit will provide clients a thorough and detailed understanding of the benefits, costs and performance expectations prior to making significant investments of capital and personnel.
The Level-3 audit focuses on a “whole-building computer simulation”, where a computer program is used to accurately model the way the brick-and-mortar building would respond to changes in the energy systems and whether those are major HVAC retrofits or architectural modifications to walls, windows, and roof.