Energy use in buildings accounts for a large proportion of our total energy consumption - in the form of heat energy for keeping us warm and electricity for keeping our appliances going.
Knowing where your energy goes is crucial for finding the best way how to reduce your consumption, and for sizing energy generating systems, for example biomass boilers or heat pumps.
CAT energy consultants can carry out building energy audits by
- calculating the amount of heat which is lost through the building fabric and through ventilation losses - this allows longer-term predictions of heating demands
- using a thermal imaging camera to identify where heat is lost from a building - this helps to identify the most appropriate measures to reduce heat demand
- measuring the amount of electricity consumed by individual appliances, and doing a survey of all electric appliances in the building - this enables you to identify your biggest electricity consumers
- analysing past electricity and heating bills - this allows us to validate the findings from the other steps and provides a longer-term pictures
Having carried out this audit, our consultants can then recommend the most appropriate energy saving measures and, if required, make recommendations for sizing systems such as biomass boilers, heat pumps or renewable electricity generators.
If you are interested in our consultancy service and want to discuss what we can do for you then please Contact Us