Detect avoidable energy waste that might otherwise remain hidden that occurs due to poor control, unexpected equipment faults or human error, and which can usually be put right quickly and cheaply (or, indeed, at no cost).
Quantify the savings achieved.
Identify opportunities for investigation prompted by observed unexpected patterns of consumption.
Provide feedback for staff awareness; improve budget setting, undertake bench marking and compare performance against best practice.
Set performance targets. Provide the evidence based on what is technically feasible, and should therefore feed into any policy and strategic commitments made by the organisation to reduce their carbon footprint. Set and monitor targets and performance parameters for individual areas.
Provide those who are responsible for the ‘businesses’ of the site, such as the client, construction management, sub-contractors, and suppliers with the actual energy saving opportunities available to them. Key areas:
As many areas of construction sites have no energy monitoring capability and energy consumption is based on supplier data which can be flawed and prone to error. This highlights the importance of: