8 Stages To Do Your Own Commercial Energy Audit - 8th Stage[Part 4]

Posted by Jimmy Hovey on Fri, Jan 20, 2012 @ 16:01 PM

Stage 8-Jump Over Stage 3, 4, 5, 6....that's 40 Hours of Your Time

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Ummm....But You Said We Needed ALL The Stages.....

Well you do need all the stages.  It is a process like I talked about in Part 1.  You have read it all, so now after reading Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3, Do you think you can handle the whole deal of doing your own energy efficiency audit? 

Still a little weary? 

Don't give up, we can help you along.  Every one of the stages is important, but you will find after you do it one time, it is much easier the next time and you keep getting better each time. 

Energy efficiency is our business and we have been working on this process for over 2 years....we have it down.  Believe me, we have thousands of hours (NO exaggeration...) into developing this process. 

That is the point of this series....we want you to learn how to do it, why you should do it and teach you the basics so you are informed.  But we do realize, in reality, you likely don't have the 50 hours to spend on this....and that's why I created Stage 8, just in case.

We are here to help you if you need it. We can assist you as you need it.

You still want to do it, but maybe just not all of it.  We get it, so let's look at some options that will save you some time, get you what you need and will save a TON of cash compared to a completely doing the audit yourself. 

Here Is How We Can Save You Some Time In Each Of The Stages

In Stage 3, We Will Help You Identify What You Already Have....And Make Suggestions

Remember Stage 3, you have to identify what you have. This can still be a little tricky but it really depends on the age of your lighting systems.  We have some ideas on how to get this done, and we can help you out. 

Send us some pictures or video and we will help you sort it out. All you have to do is take some pictures or video, give us quantities, help us ID your fixtures (should be able to do with your pictures or video) and we can move on to Stage 5.

In Stage 4, We Already Know The Terms....So We Will Explain The Ones That Impact Your Project

You could logically skip that step because the report we would provide to you would have the relevent terms and what they mean so you really wouldn't have to spend much time on that. 

You still should....but it won't be as critical if we are there to help you out.

In Stage 5, We Can Do The Calculations For You....You Supply The Data

Ahhhh, the calculations.  This process isn't too bad provided you have the spreadsheet we use.  But you still have to learn how to use it, which can take some trial and error.  We make it simple...you provide the counts and we will run the numbers. 

This could save you a lot of time depending on your facility.  If you have someone to maintains the place, we could likely work with them to figure out all of the critical numbers we need to run the calculations.

In Stage 6, We Will Analyze The Numbers For You...We Supply The Reports To You

We have everything set up for this one and since we have the numbers we can crank out the reports for you.  We will then review the numbers and go over them with you. 

You won't have to learn the system because it is the one we use everyday.  When we started, it took us roughly 2-3 days per facility and now we do it in much less time...more like 2 per day. 

So we are pretty good at it, especially since it is the system we created.  

Less Time, Same Results, More Money In Your Pocket 

If your not sure which way to go, we can spend an hour with you via phone or Skype and discuss your facility.  If we determine that we can help you, we will work with your remotely to complete a lighting audit of your facility. 

This could potentially save over 40+ hours of your time.  Yes, I will need to charge you for that, but the cost is based on the number of hours we think it will take to help you out.

We have been doing this for 2 years on our installation side and our system works well.  We can even help you hire a contractor in your area, manage the project remotely and help you with the paperwork you need for your utility incentives and Energy Policy Act of 2005. 

Not Ready To Start Your Audit Yet?

Here is another option; enroll in our Free E-Course to learn step by step what you need to do your own commercial energy audit.  Terms, what to look for, how to do the calculations in a simple email each day. 

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Think You May Need Some Help?

Want to find out how much it would cost for us to assist you with your commercial energy audit? 

Give us a call at 989-631-2023 ask for Dave or click the button below and we can contact you when it is convenient. 

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What Do You Think?

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Does this make you want to do your own lighting audit now?

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Topics: commercial energy audit, electrical consulting