Our audits provide valuable information which assist in your decision making.
All our Building Services Audits meet Australian Standards and/or designed to discover opportunities for Energy Management, maintenance management, life term, and Resource Management improvements within your Facility.
First and foremost, the HVAC audit provides data for the next important decision. The heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system, in most facilities, is the highest energy consuming component and the most critical. The air conditioning serves the tenants for their indoor environment and is typically the source of most tenant complaints.
The purpose of your HVAC Audit is primary designed to discover what is working, what isn’t working and how effective the system is. We don’t redesign or re-engineer, that some thing else, this audit investigates how your HVAC system is operations and what are the current losses.
The results of the HVAC audit can be delivered in a spread sheet format, this will assist to convert the data for energy management, costs, life cycle and obsolescence into an asset register. We can create the asset register for you based upon your overall requirements. We can include various parameters such as:
If there are possibilities to extend HVAC Equipment life term;
All these items and the additional peripheral equipment can be considered and incorporated into the investigation.
Investment into the current building’s technology can provide further opportunities for improved sustainability outcomes.
Programming code and sub-routines can be modified or updated to deliver better efficiency. Programming opportunities may exist to improve building efficiency, for example;
Modern equipment manufacturing is driven by environmentally friendly markets, returns on investment are not just in equipment functionality, but also in lower running costs for energy, reduced maintenance, longer life term, and multiple vendor opportunities.
Current technology is also easier to interface, especially at high level (data communications instead of variable voltage or “dry” relay contacts) which can be interface to your existing building management system or energy management system for more holistic building performance and efficiency. This, in turn, can have a positive effect upon your Nabers assessment and the overall value of your building
The initial consultation with our client my involve other parameters, these include sustainability outcomes, energy consumption, billings from service providers, coordination between tenants and service providers and so forth. The audit is tailored toward your greatest concern on site. We support any and all our investigations with photos in our report, we provide documentation and web site links to suppliers for your opportunity to do your checks on costing and recommendations, we aim to be transparent and just put the results on the table.
Proper and effective Maintenance processes, which, includes record keeping and tracking to maximize or extend the life cycle of your HVAC equipment. Effective Maintenance reduces waste in terms of capital cost. there is also opportunity to delay or reduce the hidden environmental impact encumbered in the Manufacturing of the Machine because your are not replacing the equipment and adding the waste to landfill, you are extending it’s life, at least for now.
Proper maintenance, record keeping and monitoring with or without technology, will reduce mismanagement costs and help extend the life term of most facility plant equipment.
The results of a HVAC audit has the potential to reduce your “Reactive Management” maintenance costs.
The information, in the results, delivers evidence to either replace equipment or improve maintenance processes, including whether changing the mechanical services vendor is a viable solution.
HVAC Equipment, which is difficult to access is often missed by service agents; eventually the equipment will run poorly and inefficiently and then will eventually fail. If equipment is nearing the end of it’s life cycle and is performing ineffectively, consideration for the budget to replace rather, than repair, may be in order.
The Audits and Assessments produce reports on how a property is currently performing and suggestions for areas of improvement. Our team can monitor the performance of a property against its own historic performance and other related bench marks offering “fine tuning”.
Results of these audits form an active control document as the basis to set performance indicators as as a review tool to measure the recommendations that have been implemented over time. NABERS is an annual assessment under legislation for many commercial facilities, consequently, the Nabers process is encouraging owners to improve their position in the market place. Technology is available to assist, streamline, record and monitor these on going improvements.
We look at your building with you, in it’s entirety; to investigate it’s overall technological performance and where the opportunities are to deliver measurable improvements. Our aim is to use the synergies between the different building services to reduce the environmental impact of your facility.
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