ENERGY AUDIT SURVEYS 

An Energy Audit survey is when we visit your site (or work from plans) to ascertain measures we can implement to reduce your energy usage and/or increase your income stream through Renewable Energy solutions. As well as the initial consultation we have an on-going relationship with our clients to help streamline their processes and implement the on-going Renewable Energy strategic plan. 
 
At CALIBRATE ENERGY we have the skills to make a tangible difference to your site specific energy usage. Our in-house team with 87 years of industry knowledge are a formidable force when working out the best approach to harnessing the sites natural and mechanical energy sources and turning them into usable energy offsets and income producing revenue streams. This is the section of the company that we can often show 50-150% reductions in energy usage within the 1st month of application. 
 
Our ENERGY AUDIT surveys are comprehensive documents that show a cost versus savings analysis as well as the exact methodology to obtain your objectives. We then work on a step by step process to achieve the desired result that fits in with your budget and timeframes, all the while utilising as many grants and tariffs as possible to offset your long term cost. What we do differently is that we do not only design your system, we can install it as well which means one point of contact for you for your whole project. 
 
We have access to the entire body of mainstream funding as well as some site specific one off funding for more complex solutions, as well as partial and full grants for high end R & D projects. 
 
Energy Audit Survey
DISTRICT HEATING  

EXAMPLE OF THE ENERGY AUDIT AT WORK 

Commercial building heat recovery system 
 
The objective: To reduce the energy usage of a 7 storey office building and to standardize tenant allocations for the mechanical system costs. 
 
Upon visiting their site and installing electrical meters and various tracking equipment a full ENERGY AUDIT was carried out to ascertain the way forward to achieve their objective. 
 
The solution: to install a 500kw commercial Heat Recovery VRV system (Variable refrigerant volume) which gave each tenant individual heat and cool control of their office, also the system allocated specific usage to each tenant so the owners now have a user pays system instead of a ‘stab in the dark’ method to their usage. 
 
This project had its challenges as the building remained live with 200 people in it over a 7 month period where our in-house projects team installed this system with no delays and not one complaint which is a credit to the site management and upper management involved. The result is a state of the art computer operated system that can be controlled from offsite and any fault finding is done at a desk prior to engineers being despatched which saves the owners costs. 
 
The savings: The buildings running costs have been reduced from £116,000 per year to an unbelievable £18,500 – not to mention the initial investment being recouped in under 3 years. See case studies/NZI for the video clip of this project. 
 
NOTE: This survey was fully funded and the system has now been installed by us in multiple council buildings - we have many up and coming projects of this type. 
 

EXAMPLE – District Heating 

Objective: The owners of a new build project with 5 detached cottages approached us with the task of providing a heatpump system that would manage their Underfloor heating and Hot Water. 
 
The solution: The initial consultation was through the online contact section of the website and from this we obtained plans and worked out a relative solution for the project. Once agreed upon we implemented a full GSHP district heating system that is controlled online and proivides a substantial income for the owner by selling the hot water back to the individual premises - see case studies/wayne gore for more information. 
 
Underfloor heating

EXAMPLE – Dairy Farm 

Objective: The owners of a dairy farm approached us to find a solution to their increasing cooling and heating demand and to find ways to bring down their energy usage 
 
Solution: Upon visiting the 500 cow Dairy farm it was apparent they had plans for expansion and the current refrigeration and vat systems were not able to cope with the increased load, as well as the 1200L of Hot water required per day to wash the plant. A 5 step process was implemented: 
 
1. We upgraded the vats to efficiently cool the increased milk load 
2. We upgraded the refrigeration plant to have an extra 30% capacity, thus future proofing the system 
3. We installed a full heat recovery hot water system which provides the hot water demand of 1200L per day up to 70c for free using the refrigeration plant (with top up elements to obtain the required 86c) 
4. Further to these steps stages 4 and 5 were to be managed over the upcoming years in line with budget and site requirements. 
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