Building Energy Performance Audits – the benefits of using BIM Energy software

A building energy performance audit is an in-depth report presenting the current energy performance of the building and exemplifying energy saving areas. BIM Energy can assist you with the reduction of both building energy costs and consumption.

Based on a building energy audit, an energy performance certificate presents the current energy performance of the building. It identifies and evaluates potential energy savings.

Looking from a general point of view, building energy performance audits provide several benefits:

  • Reduce energy costs and dependence on external energy sources;
  • Reduction in CO2 carbon emissions;
  • Reduce the environmental impact and achieve a reputation for sustainability;
  • Enhance the lifespan of the building and equipment.

At a micro level there are several benefits of conducting an energy audit:

  • Calculate the energy and cost reductions of different renovation scenarios;
  • Eliminate waste, maximise efficiency and minimise energy supply;
  • Increase the value of the property.

Why should you choose BIM Energy to help with your Building Energy Performance Audits?

The first step to get an idea of the present energy performance of the building. This is done through the collection and analysis of energy consumption historical data.

However, this kind of data, more often than not, lacks information on the distribution between different energy categories. For example, energy for heating, building operational energy, occupancy energy and energy for cooling.

The obvious alternative is to perform an energy calculation. This is done using well-reputed software to estimate the different components in the energy balance of the building.

BIM Energy offers you excellent possibilities for such analysis, along with a detailed presentation of the energy calculation results.

Building Energy Performance Audits – Energy Saving Scenarios

Having determined a solid picture of the energy consumption today, the next step is to have a detailed look at the potential for different energy saving scenarios.

  • Start by creating the energy model of the building in BIM Energy, based on current conditions;
  • Go through the workflow step by step and fill in data about the climate barrier, usage, settings for ventilation/heating/cooling, etc.;
  • Based on the energy model of the current building, create alternatives for your building and apply different renovation measures to them;
  • By comparing the energy performance from the different scenarios, the corresponding energy savings can  be presented and included in the energy audit report.

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