EPA Energy Audits: Compliance and Carbon Reduction Solutions
Where an organisation has a licence from the Irish EPA, a common licence requirement is for an energy audit. These audits follow a defined format, and the recommendations need to include a determination of the tonnes of carbon saved per unit of capital spend. These audits would be restricted to Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions (emissions from your own activities and purchased energy).
The energy audit will first review historic patterns of energy use to determine causes of variations in energy use. For example fuel use for space heating will be reviewed against outdoor temperature data. This review will help determine whether the control systems are optimised and inform the auditor of areas to examine in detail during the site visit.
The site visit will review all significant energy users, how energy use is controlled, whether they are inefficiencies and departures from best practice. Recommendations are then made in the report together with implementation costs and financial benefit.
The current carbon footprint and the projected footprint after implementation will also be reported. Targets suitable for inclusion in Environmental management Systems will be proposed.
Environmental Efficiency has over 25 years of experience in reducing energy use and decarbonisation. This has included work for large companies such as Meta, KPMG, General Electric, Energia, BOC Gases, One 51 Group, Aquilant Ltd, Ricardo AES Corp and Compass Ireland.
Our team includes mechanical and electrical engineers, and we are listed on the UK ESOS and the Ireland EAS registers.
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