The benefits of using BIM Energy in energy performance auditing

A building energy audit is an in-depth report which presents the current energy performance of the building and exemplifies energy saving areas. BIM Energy can assist your business in the reduction of both energy costs and consumption. Based on a building energy audit, an energy performance certificate presents the current energy performance of the building and identifies and evaluates energy conservation potentials.

If we’re looking from a general point of view, an audit can provide several benefits:

  • Reduce energy costs and dependence on external energy sources
  • Reduce 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 having an energy audit conducted:

  • Calculate the energy and cost reductions of different renovation scenarios
  • Eliminate waste, maximize efficiency and minimize energy supply
  • Increase property value

Why should you choose BIM Energy as your trusted tool for energy audits?

The collection and analysis of historical data of the energy consumption is the first option to get an idea of the present energy performance of the building. However, this kind of data most often lacks information on the distribution between different energy categories, e.g. energy for heating, building operational energy and occupancy energy, and energy for cooling separately.

The obvious alternative is to perform an energy calculation using well-reputed software to estimate the different components in the energy balance of the building. BIM Energy offers excellent possibilities for such analyses, along with a detailed presentation of the result from the energy calculation.

After having determined a solid picture of the energy consumption today, the next step will be to have a detailed look at the potentials for different energy conservation 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, easily create alternatives for your building and apply different renovation measures to them. By comparing the energy performance from the different scenarios, corresponding energy savings are presented and can be included in the energy audit report.

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