Efficient Initiatives overall business process is shown below. We work with our clients from an initial assessment, through a detailed energy audit, implementation through to monitoring and reporting.
What an audit is about
What an Audit Costs
An energy audit is a significant piece of work. Costs for a detailed audit, to AS/NZ 3598:2000, range from $2,000 up to $20,000 depending on the size of your facility.
It's important to understand the difference between an Audit and an Assessment - there are a number of organisations out there offering what they call audits at low prices ... which are essentially a 30 minute discussion which might include a glance at your electricity bill if you are lucky.
An Efficient Initiatives' assessment:
- Reviews your bills
- Includes a facility walkthrough
- Identifies possible areas for improvement
- Is a useful precursor to an audit
An Efficient Initiatives' audit:
- Takes a strategic approach
- Requires a reasonably detailed knowledge of your business, its facility plans, its maintenance expenditure
- Undertakes cost/ benefit analysis of possible projects.
Grants and Funding Options
During an Efficient Initiatives Audit, we will identify possible sources of finance for your energy upgrade project.
During the Detailed Design/ Planning and Finance phase, we'll investigate these finance options in detail and develop the right financial package for your project. We have close links with funding agencies who specialise in the not for profit sector. It's likely that we'll be able to arrange finance for the project, the costs of which are more than covered by your savings in energy cost.