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Energy Efficiency Self-Assessment in Buildings – Application Note

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This guide, published by the European Copper Institute, presents a simple methodology for assessing the energy consumption of a building and identifying cost effective opportunities to improve energy efficiency, reduce operating costs, and minimise carbon emissions.

 

Assessing energy use in a building can be a small internal project looking at lowering costs or improving the internal environment. However, it can also be part of a more detailed strategic level assessment of the whole operation of an organisation. At this level of detail, the self-assessment would normally be the first step of a project, leading onto the appointment of external consultants.

 

This guide is aimed at building owners and facilities managers, but can be applied by any person with minimal technical background.

 

 

Highlights

 

  •     Many energy efficiency issues in buildings can be spotted by someone with limited technical knowledge
  •     A systematic approach should yield benefits in the form of cash savings, energy savings, and a reduction of the environmental impact
  •     Energy efficiency measures normally have reasonable payback, some within a matter of months
  •     To calculate savings, you must first have good understanding of the operating costs associated with the system

 

To download the guide, please visit the relevant Leonardo Energy webpage at the link below.