Energy Audits to BS EN 16247 Parts 1-4
BSSEC have extensive experience in completing commercial and industrial energy efficiency audits in the UK and mainland Europe to the BS EN 16247 ‘Energy Audits’ Standard.
We can audit any aspects of your business, be it buildings, transport or process whether for compliance with legislation, such as the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) and ESOS or as part of an internal process to identify energy efficiencies and cost savings throughout your organisation. Through our audit process we regularly identify energy savings of 10% – 40% and we have saved clients millions of pounds as a result of our audit action plans.
You can ask us for a simple general opportunities audit on a single site or part of your business, which may be as little as a thousand pounds, or we can conduct detailed audits covering many sites and aspects of your business. Whilst our audits may be complex in scope and detail, they follow a simple process; assess, document, make recommendations.
There are 3 main types of energy audits that we provide:
Building Energy Audits to BS EN 16247 Part 2 : Buildings
The buildings energy audit considers energy consumption and energy saving opportunities within public, commercial and industrial buildings. This includes consideration towards building fabric, mechanical and electrical building services, building operation and maintenance and occupancy interaction. Typical energy saving opportunities include technology refit, fabric improvements, heat recovery, energy management systems, operation and maintenance improvements, behavior change and renewable energy. Most of our recommendations have a payback period between 1 and 3 years, meaning you will start to see the benefits soon after implementation.
Process Energy Audits to BS EN 16247 Part 3 : Processes
The process energy audit considers energy consumption and energy saving opportunities where industrial processes dominate energy consumption. This can include refineries, production plants, data centres, food manufacture, recycling centres, construction sites, mines and all other industrial process sites. Typical energy saving opportunities are usually focused around process optimisation and can be categorised into three categories. These are people-based opportunities such as training, awareness and behaviour change, technical-based opportunities including technology retrofit, partial/full plant replacement, fabric improvements, heat recovery and renewables, and organisational-based opportunities, such as organisational structure, energy management systems and operations and maintenance enhancements.
Transport Energy Audits to BS EN 16247 Part 4 : Transport
The transport energy audit considers fuel consumption, the optimisation of fuel use and reduction of waste such as greenhouse gas emissions within transport, such as the haulage industry or large fleet operators. This includes vehicles, mobile plant, railways, marine vessels and aircraft. Transportation is a high consumer of fuel and contributes to high fuel costs. There are often many opportunities to reduce energy consumption and waste, not all of which are as costly or complicated as you would expect. Typical fuel savings identified include driver training schemes, hybrid technologies, energy efficiency in maintenance procedures, enhanced transport and energy saving opportunities at procurement (e.g. predictive cruise control, stop/start etc.), improved logistics planning and asset management.