The purpose of the energy audit is to analyze predefined production units of the client companies from the viewpoint of energy consumption and efficiency, pointing out areas where a reduction of costs can be achieved with a minimum effort. The procedure covers the production processes and technologies, the secondary areas serving the production process as well as the contractual background of energy sourcing. The audit - together with the related activities - is usually based on the following three phases: Analysis, Planning and Implementation.
In the analysis phase of the energy audit our experts will proceed to identify technologies and processes, which at the given moment - from one point of view or another - do not operate at maximum efficiency and where an improvement could lead to considerable savings in the energy bill.
Further on, conceptual solutions are attributed to each of the identified aspects, estimating the costs and the return of the investment in every specific case.
In the end, proposals are prepared about the subservient modifications based on the estimation of costs and the return of the investment. These generally fall into the following three categories:
- Quick-wins – High cost reduction can be achieved with minimal investments during a short time frame. In these cases the implementation is not a question.
- Safe returns – Relatively higher investment costs are required or the time frame of the payback is somewhat longer, but a reduction of costs is evident
- High risk developments – The costs of the investment are very high in relation to company turnover or the risks on the returns are very high
During this phase the all-round planning of improvements and modifications selected for implementation at the end of analysis phase are taking shape. The planning phase includes the preparation of technical designs by our engineers, the financial projections prepared by our experts with considerable experience in investments, as well as clearly defined milestones with a precise scheduling, all attributed to the responsible parties. In addition, we can support our clients in tendering and choosing the right suppliers.
Based on the technical-, financial- and project plans prepared during the previous phase, the modifications and the improvements are implemented in this stage under watchful eyes of our project managers. During the implementation we ensure the coordination of contractors performing the construction works, with a strong emphasis on quality assurance, transparency and full documentation.