What is an energy audit?
With rising prices for oil and other fossil fuels, energy management has become a significant concern for companies. An energy audit is a valuable technical tool used to evaluate energy use through a detailed inspection and analysis of consumption, energy losses, and infrastructure characteristics.
An energy audit aims to identify all possible energy-saving measures in any energy-consuming facility to minimize costs and improve energy efficiency without reducing the performance of the industrial process or building. In many cases, an energy audit also leads to a reduction in environmental impact.
Energy audit of buildings
Analyzing the size, condition, and location of a building, as well as the type of energy supply and the precise amount of energy consumed in each process (such as lighting, heating, ventilation, or air conditioning systems), is crucial for conducting an energy audit of a building.
Thermal energy analysis involves identifying supply sources and energy generation systems, including the performance of radiators, boilers, heat pumps, etc.
Electricity consumption analysis requires knowledge of factors such as the supplying company, contracted power, applicable tariff, and destination of electricity consumption (types of equipment and installations).
At ProCycla, we calculate energy usage and determine viable solutions to achieve optimal energy efficiency, resulting in significant cost savings. We also offer follow-up services to ensure the scope of the implemented measures aligns with our customer's preferences.
Our energy audit services are designed to improve energy efficiency, reduce costs, and promote sustainability.
Industrial energy audit
Did you know that Spanish companies have the potential to save up to 20% of energy resources? With the increasing need to encourage energy efficiency, more than 30% of energy consumption in Spain now comes from the industrial sector.
To comply with current policies, large companies are required by law (Royal Decree 56/2016) to conduct energy audits at least every four years.
At ProCycla, we offer energy audits for companies of any size. Our detailed and exhaustive study of the production processes, energy sources (such as natural gas, diesel, electricity, or biomass), and main energy-consuming facilities and equipment help identify areas of improvement and potential cost savings.
Our services also include contracting suppliers to implement improvements or equipment replacements, monitoring objectives, and even searching for financing options for the investment.
Whether you need a total or partial energy audit, our team of experts is here to help.
Energy Management Systems
In 2011, the internationally recognized Energy Management System ISO 50001 standard was published. It provides a standardized protocol that organizations or businesses can apply to efficiently use energy, control costs, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Although applying the ISO 50001 standard is voluntary, it's highly recommended for companies in the industrial sector due to its economic and environmental benefits. Conducting an energy audit is the first step to identifying any existing deficiencies.
Implementing an energy management system is a long-term solution that ensures the continuous performance of energy audits by monitoring all systems without requiring an auditor's visit each time.
What are the benefits of an energy audit?
An energy audit estimates the percentage of energy consumption and total costs that could be saved by implementing the proposed energy efficiency measures. However, energy audits are not mandatory for many small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
- Establishing an energy efficiency control mechanism allows companies to apply for grants and subsidies. This is particularly important for obtaining better positions in public programs and tenders.
- Improving energy efficiency is economically profitable for primary sector companies such as farms, bakeries, or other food producers. The resulting savings can increase the company's productivity and competitiveness.
- Reducing energy consumption also reduces CO2 emissions, which can be presented as an added value, demonstrating the company's environmental commitment.
ProCycla is a trusted provider of energy audit services that can help you identify energy savings opportunities and enhance your operations' sustainability.
Contact us today to learn more about our energy management solutions.