Commercial Energy Audit Process Course

Process of Undertaking a Successful Energy Audit

Unlock the secrets to a successful energy audit that delivers results.

  • Master a comprehensive process for conducting energy audits with confidence.
  • Learn how to keep all stakeholders happy by preparing effectively.
  • Discover the six principles that pave the way for a truly successful audit.

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Industrial and Commercial Energy Audit Process Course

This Commercial Energy Audit Process Course is for those undertaking energy audits of commercial and industrial facilities, not applicable for residential energy audits. This course aims to provide you with a proven-effective process that may help you meet the intent of each energy audit standard.

Although our Process of Undertaking a Successful Energy Audit course does not specify calculations for savings measures, it does show you a thorough process to follow for undertaking these calculations.

This Commercial Energy Audit Process Course is accredited by ESTA (Energy Services and Technology Association).

Energy managers and others interested in or who are implementing ISO 50001 Energy Management Systems will find this course useful for understanding how to undertake a comprehensive energy review. It is also well suited to those who would like to undertake ISO 50002 adherent energy audits, and who need to understand what are the practical steps involved in undertaking an energy audit.

What You’ll Learn

  • A comprehensive process for successfully undertaking an energy audit
  • What you need to do before the audit to keep everyone happy
  • Six principles for a successful audit.
  • A thorough process that can be used to deliver an Investment Grade Audit (IGA) or Detailed Feasibility Study (DFS)
  • How to ensure that your estimates of savings are realistic
  • How to present your findings in a way that maximizes the chance your recommendations will be implemented

Process of Undertaking a Successful Energy Audit Description

Energy Efficiency is recognized by the International Energy Agency as being the first fuel. Energy audits can play a crucial role in ensuring that investments to improve the efficiency of existing facilities are effective. Around the world, governments encourage, support, and mandate the undertaking of energy audits.

Unfortunately, many audits are not undertaken successfully. In fact, an evaluation of several hundred energy audits of commercial and industrial facilities undertaken in recent years in Victoria, Australia, found that roughly only 50% of the audits were successful. 

In this Commercial Energy Audit Process Course, you’ll learn a comprehensive process for successfully undertaking an energy audit. You can apply this process to deliver an Investment Grade Audit (IGA) or Detailed Feasibility Study (DFS).

CPD / CEU / PDH / CEP / CPC

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Continuing Education (CE) or Continuing Professional Development (CPD) refers to additional formal learning activities that are required to maintain a professional certification or accreditation. 

CE or CPD comes in many names but represents the same thing. Here are some of them that may be used in your country: 

  • CPD – Continuing Professional Development
  • CEU – Continuing Education Units
  • PDH – Professional Development Hours
  • CEP – Continuing Education Programs
  • CPC – Continuing Professional Competency

Many of our courses provide Continuing Professional Development credits, points, hours, or units. To learn more about Continuing Education and Continuing Professional Development, please read here.

Certification

When you pass all the quizzes in this course, you’ll get a certificate of achievement on course completion, with a QR code that when scanned validates its authenticity. Use this certificate to demonstrate to employees and others your growing sustainability credentials!

This Commercial Energy Audit Process Course Is Perfect For:

This course is for those undertaking energy audits of commercial and industrial facilities. We developed it for anyone interested in conducting energy audits or someone who already undertakes energy audits. 

If you are already an energy auditor, this Commercial Energy Audit Process Course is for you if any of the following apply:

  • Implementation rates of your recommendations are low
  • You are not following a systematic process for identifying savings opportunities
  • You feel your energy audit reports are sometimes simply expensive papers
  • You consistently struggle to identify opportunities that can deliver large energy savings
  • Customers are angry because savings haven’t been nearly as much as you estimated

If you are new to energy auditing or have only done a few audits, taking this course should save you a great deal of effort and learning by trial and error.

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Why and How This Course Has Been Developed

We developed this Commercial Energy Audit Process Course because far too many energy audits have low implementation rates, fail to thoroughly investigate all savings opportunities, and costs and savings are sometimes poorly estimated.

Your instructor is an energy auditor with more than two decades of experience and has undertaken energy audits, including IGAs/DFSs of hundreds of facilities:

  • Offices
  • Schools
  • Hotels
  • Hospitals
  • Restaurants
  • Municipal buildings
  • Factories
  • Food manufacturers
  • Chemical manufacturers
  • Primary producers

He has assisted energy users achieve measured reductions in their energy use of up to 80%.

In developing this Commercial Energy Audit Process Course, the following standards have been consulted:

  • ISO 50002 (2014), Energy Audits
  • ASHRAE Standard 211 (2018) Commercial Energy Audits
  • Australia/New Zealand Standard 3598.1:2014 (Commercial Energy Audits) and 3498.2:2014 (Industrial Energy Audits) — your instructor for this Commercial Energy Audit Process Course is a committee member that developed this standard
  • European Standard EN 16247 (2012, 2014) Energy Audits

The Commercial Energy Audit Process Course is not a guide to these various standards, but it is applicable to energy audits undertaken anywhere.

“In my experience in engaging with many people interested in working in energy efficiency, I find that they often come with a technology focus rather than a system’s focus. 

For example, in looking at an HVAC system, the opportunity that they’ll get most excited about is replacing the old chiller with a new chiller. But more significant savings, and at a lower cost, may be possible by looking at the HVAC system, not just individual technologies in the system. 

This systems-focused approach isn’t being taught anywhere to the best of my knowledge. But it’s part of this course and is one of the reasons why I’ve developed this course!” 

As an energy auditor or aspiring energy auditor, this Commercial Energy Audit Process Course is designed to help you deliver audits with higher implementation rates and identify more savings opportunities with better estimates of costs and savings.

Become an Investment Grade Energy Auditor

If you want to further improve your energy systems management and optimization skills, we highly recommend completing our Investment Grade Energy Auditor (IGEA) certification. 

By acquiring a IGEA certificate, you’ll be qualified to conduct professional energy audits for corporations, manufacturing plants, buildings, and other establishments in the industrial sector. 

This Process of Undertaking a Successful Energy Audit course is the second part of the IGEA certification program (part two of eight).

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Cody Whitelaw
Posted 2 months ago
Nice to be validated

I did some internal energy auditing previously, using knowledge I mostly gained through self teaching, without much confidence my work was accurate. these courses have helped solidify my knowledge and helped me be more confident in my auditing practises

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samphors samphors
Posted 2 months ago
how to have data collection

It good lesson. I dislike "the lesson to be more summary than this".

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peter_teohts
Posted 5 months ago
Great insight, it's more than to do list for energy audit

Bruce provided a detailed process for undertaking an energy audit. It's more than just technical documentation. He provided a list of principles for an energy audit. Then he teaches how to get the clients to act on your energy audit report by emphasising the importance of soft skills like verbal communication and presentation to decision-makers. Very valuable course to take for energy auditors.

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Jeremy Canard
Posted 3 years ago
Great course

This course provides a great overview of the energy auditing process and Bruce's lessons are clear and well documented.

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Luigi Taddeo
Posted 3 years ago
Loved this course

This course is one of the best value-for-money courses in the energy efficiency space. It shows the natural path of an Energy Audit and what it takes to implement the various steps. It also shows the reasons for every exercise that an auditor should take to leave all the parties with valuable results. And the best part is the instructor Bruce, extremely easy to follow and very responsive.

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Milad Mohsenzadeh
Posted 3 years ago
Enjoyed the course and learned alot

It has been such an insightful and informative course. Really enjoyed it. I believe it is because Bruce has a huge deal of experiences in Energy auditing. The real based examples where Bruce was talking through the process of applying different steps were so helpful. I would definitely suggest this short course. cannot wait to share my experiences of applying my learnings on auditing a site. 🙂

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Jenelly Grace Laroco
Posted 3 years ago
Outstanding Course!

Thank you. I learned a lot about energy audits! Looking forward to more courses.

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