Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency can be achieved for new or old building. If it is a new building, the owner may strive for recognition available out there such as Green Building Index (GBI), LEED or Greenmark. If it is an old building, the aim is to reduce consumption while improving or maintaining production, safety, health and comfort of its occupants.A medical health check for humans is what energy efficiency is for buildings. Overtime, components and systems go through wear and tear, the buildings functionality changes, machines are added and sometime more people are working together in a smaller area. By conducting a proper diagnosis, we are able to find the faults and rectify them the best way possible.

What ?

Before embarking on energy efficiency, one should conduct energy audit. Only by knowing your energy usage, can you choose where to save. Energy audit is a survey that identifies:
  • Which component or system is operating inefficiently
  • Where and how energy is lost
  • How can energy be reused to ensure further savings
For industrial energy savings, HVAC, lighting and production processes are the biggest concerns.

Why ?

Electricity may be cheap but everyone is subjected to volatile cost of raw materials such as oil and coal. One may also conduct an audit, so any energy saving plans can take place year by year at lower CAPEX rather than a knee-jerk reaction to fight against electricity tariff. They always say prevention is better than cure and GREEN is the way to go. The savings from electricity can be better channelled to creating a more comfortable environment for your employees as well as used for marketing or CSR purposes.

How ?

There are 2 ways to kick start your energy audits via understanding of your processes in your factory or general electrical items in your office:
  • Walkthrough audit – a simple 2-3 days survey depending on build up area.
  • Detailed audit – involves understanding every process and how we can mitigate the energy wastage if any. This process could take 2-3 weeks provided all data is made available.
  • Investment grade audit – further analysis of CAPEX on extensive energy conservation opportunities which requires detailed engineering study.

When ?

Start immediately by calling us to conduct an energy audit for a small fee. Different levels of audits will span over a number of days pending type of equipment and availability of data to form a proper energy summary.

Where ?

Generally factories are always the best place to start as they offer the highest energy savings with the variety of machines that are put in place together with commercial buildings. This is followed by offices and homes. Some of the larger consumers may need only a small tweaking to their operations to realise big savings.