Any time we need to make an analysis of the real use of “Buildings – MEP plants” system, we can resort to an Energy Audit. This is an inspection, survey and analysis of energy flows for energy conservation in a building, system or process aimed at the reduction of the amount of energy input into the system without negatively affecting the output(s).
The Energy audit is required as a way of identifying the most efficient and cost-effective Energy Conservation Opportunities (ECOs) or Measures (ECMs). Energy conservation opportunities (or measures) consist either in more efficient use or partial or global replacement of existing installations.
The Energy Audit steps are the following: