Contemporary Energy Solutions

What to Expect During an Energy Audit

Oftentimes of our clients are tired of replacing failing fluorescent and metal halide fixtures. If this sounds like you, we encourage you to keep reading.

If you would like to increase light levels at your facility, reduce operation costs, or lower your energy bills, you’ve come to the right place. A lighting audit is the first step in identifying the best lighting solution that will fit your needs. This article summarizes what to expect during an audit and how you may benefit from a lighting energy audit.

The first step is conducting a lighting audit. A lighting audit is an in-person, detailed review of the facility’s lighting, fixture type, fixture total, and collective review of the energy consumption. The current fixture light output, need for ambient or motion controls, safety, and security concerns, are all noted.

The audit can be done for interior as well as exterior spaces: manufacturing, warehouses, offices, and parking lots. Ultimately, the goal during an audit is to collect all the data necessary to determine where cost-effective changes can be made to meet your business’s bottom line.

How An Audit Will Help You

Not all lighting projects are the same, but most will have some degree of these objectives:

  • Upcoming/required maintenance
  • Reduce your energy costs
  • Meet and/or exceed light levels
  • Increase productivity and safety
  • Obtain cost-saving utility rebates and tax incentives

Lastly, the tools needed for an audit include a facility floorplan, 12 months of electric bills, and existing fixture details.

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Our skilled team will provide a proposal of your facility with benchmarks. This proposal will suggest areas for lighting improvement to ensure the right amount of light is being delivered to each critical space. The auditor will calculate the energy savings (or payback) to support the results of your audit. Most importantly, the report will be designed to fit your budget, space, and corporate lighting needs.

Next Steps

At Contemporary Energy Solutions, we work with clients both big and small. If you would like to learn more about a lighting audit or the solutions we offer, send us a note at: https://www.ces-na.com/rfp/

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