Energy Audit Template

Use the Energy Audit Template for a systematic assessment of energy usage across your organization, to identify opportunities for energy and cost saving.

Energy Audit Template



Hot Water

1. What is the age and condition of water heating equipment?


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2. Are controls set to match occupancy?


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3. Are hot water cylinders and valves fully insulated?


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4. Are all hot water distribution pipes insulated?


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5. Are efficient taps and shower heads fitted?


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6. Are electric immersion heaters used (usually in summer)? Are these effectively controlled?


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7. Is the volume of storage/number of tanks suitable for the demand?


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8. Is the temperature of hot water suitable (consider legionella requirements)?


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Building Fabric

1. Is the roof insulated to modern thermal standards?


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2. Are there any uninsulated cavity walls?


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3. Are there signs of dampness anywhere?


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4. Are windows at least double-glazed or secondary-glazed?


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5. Are there any air leaks at windows and doors or other openings?


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6. Are windows and roof lights clean?


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7. Do all doors close automatically and quickly?


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8. Is the space available used efficiently?


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9. Do you have loading areas with open doors (potentially for vehicle access)?


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10. Are there any areas of solar gain? Is this capitalized on, or does it cause an overheating issue?


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Lighting: Lamps

1. Are there any areas of over-lighting or under-lighting?


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2. Are any tungsten lamps still in use (for example, in desk lights)?


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3. Are T12 or T8 fluorescent lamps replaced by lower-energy alternatives?


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4. Can halogen lamps be replaced by CFL or LED versions?


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5. Can the light output be reduced in any exterior lamps?


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6. Are lamps and reflectors/shades dirty or discolored?


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Lighting: Controls

1. Are there any unused lit areas?


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2. Can occupancy sensors control intermittently used areas?


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3. Are there large banks of lighting controlled by single switches?


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4. Can daylight sensors be fitted to lights adjacent to windows?


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5. Are windows and skylights cleaned regularly?


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6. Are manual switches accessible and clearly labeled? Are staff aware of which switches control which lights?


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7. Is there a switch-off policy in place?


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8. Are all exterior lights controlled by timers or daylight sensors?


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Compressed Air

1. Are compressed-air leak checks carried out regularly, and are any leaks fixed?


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2. Is special care paid to connectors and flanges?


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3. Is compressed air used only where there are no other alternatives?


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4. Is the compressor taking in the coolest possible air?


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5. Is the pressure as low as it can be? Do most cylinders operate at 6, 4 bar, or less?


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6. Is the heat generated by the compressor used for heating in another area (for example, space heating or process heating)?


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7. Is the compressor only switched on when there is demand for compressed air? (Leaving equipment idling costs money)


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8. Are there any distribution pipe runs that are not in use?


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9. Are there any manual condensate drains? Are they controlled?


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10. Is the distribution network zonally controlled?


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Electric Motors

1. Is all driven machinery serving a useful purpose?


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2. Are motors correctly sized for purpose?


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3. Are any motors left running when the process demands stopped? (Idling motors can still use a significant proportion of their rated capacity and hence waste energy).


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4. Are inverters or variable speed drives used for any motors that drive variable process loads? (The best examples are in fan and pump applications).


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5. Are motors with high annual operating hours energy efficient, such as Efficiency Class I (Eff1) or IE3?


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6. Are motors kept clean? (When their cooling fins are kept clean, and motors run cooler, more efficiently, and will be less prone to breakdown).


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7. Are transmission systems well-maintained and in working order? (Such systems can include transmission belts, gearboxes, bearings, and pulleys).


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8. Are voltages balanced? Is the power factor as high as possible?


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Steam

1. Are steam leak checks carried out regularly, and are the leaks fixed? Are there any leaks now? Are regular steam trap tests conducted to leak steam into the condensate return pipework?


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2. Is the insulation on steam pipework, valves, and fittings complete and in good order?


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3. Are burners operating efficiently by having a combustion efficiency test carried out?


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4. Are automatic temperature controls installed on process machines?


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5. Is all condensate returned to the boiler? Is the condensate pipework properly insulated?


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6. Is appropriate heat recovery equipment installed in the boiler flue?


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7. Does the system have automatic total dissolved solids (TDS) control?


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8. Are there any distribution pipe runs that are not in use?


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9. Is flash steam re-used?


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Other Equipment (for Example IT And Refrigeration)

1. Is all equipment as new and energy-efficient as possible?


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2. Does all IT equipment have energy-saving features enabled?


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3. Is all other equipment switched off when not in use?


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4. Are lifts assessed by an expert in lift energy efficiency?


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5. Is all refrigeration equipment A-rated or better?


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6. Is refrigeration equipment cleaned and maintained?


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7. Is refrigeration equipment properly used(for example, is it running at an appropriate temperature and filled to the right levels)?


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8. Are vending machines and coolers fitted with timers?


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Staff Awareness

1. Are there posters/guidance displayed to remind staff of good practice?


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2. Is energy efficiency included in staff induction training and regularly revisited?


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Heating, Ventilation, And Air-Conditioning (HVAC) Equipment

1. What is the age and condition of your boiler or other heat source?


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2. Is it beneficial to upgrade your boiler or other heat source?


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3. Is the system regularly serviced/maintained?


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4. Is the heating system appropriately designed? Is it simplified?


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5. Is the boiler and associated pipework well insulated?


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6. Are radiators fitted with thermostatic radiator valves (TRVS)?


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7. Are variable speed drives fitted where possible?


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8. Are all heat emitters such as radiators, fan units, and storage heaters unobstructed(for example, are filters and grills clean, and is furniture clear of radiators)?


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9. Are there any areas of over or underheating?


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10. Are any staff supplementing the heating with electric heaters?


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11. Are local thermostatic controls appropriately set (including frost protection)?


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12. Are thermostatic controls placed in sensible places (not in direct sunlight/behind furniture, etc)?


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13. Are timers set to match the hours of occupancy?


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14. Are heating and ventilation controls set to provide a dead band?


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15. Is there a risk of heating and cooling operating in the same area?


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16. Are any unoccupied areas being heated?


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17. Are windows and doors often left open in air-conditioned spaces?


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18. Does your building have heated high-bay spaces?


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19. Are ventilation fans and motors as efficient as possible?


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20. Does extract ventilation run when not needed?


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21. Are ventilation fans maintained and cleaned?


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22. Is exhaust-air heat recovery installed?


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23. Are air flow rates effectively controlled (for example, variable speed drives rather than manual dampers)?


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24. Does the building have ventilation and air-conditioning systems in place?


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25. Is the air-conditioning used below 24°C?


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26. Are air-conditioned spaces thermally separated from spaces that are not air-conditioned?


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27. Are windows left open in air-conditioned spaces?


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