EQ esco helps you save money in your commercial building, reducing your exposure to rising energy costs and improving tenant relationships. Best of all, by using our expertise to support you, we take the pain out of finding the right solution for your building. This is how:
Step 1: Free Consultation
Our preliminary assessment is focused on familiarising ourselves with your facility, so we can tailor our services. At a high level, we will identify energy saving opportunities to be explored further in a detailed audit.
We want to understand your needs and the outcomes you want from improving your energy efficiency. The outcome you want to achieve informs every aspect of our work, and is the benchmark for your project.
Step 2: Energy Audit
Beyond the Australian Standard
Our staff are trained to deliver audits to meet, and exceed, the Australian Standard (AS/NZS 3598:2014) for energy audits. The Australian Standard defines three audit types; Type 1 (Basic), Type 2 (Detailed) and Type 3 (Precision Subsystem). We strongly recommend Type 2 audits as they provide a balance between usefulness and cost.
Our experience delivering guaranteed energy saving projects informs the strong implementation focus we bring to our energy audits. This means real, actionable advice that is a stepping stone to improving your efficiency – don’t expect a theoretical report that is easily forgotten.
Step 3: Contractor Procurement
Selection of Contractors
Having completed our energy audit, we now have a detailed understanding of your facility. Combined with your goals and desired project outcomes, we leverage our network of high-quality contractors to find suitable parties to tender for your energy efficiency upgrade.
Project Financing & Incentives
We have access to several, energy efficiency specific, financing options that can help you realise energy savings as soon as your project is completed. This is in addition to our knowledge of Government incentives and programs for completing energy efficiency upgrades.
Step 4: Project Implementation & Validation
Validate System Performance
We act on your behalf to ensure the installed systems are operating correctly. In the industry, this role is known as an Independent Commissioning Agent. As a part of this process, we also provide advice to contractors to drive optimal building performance.
Verify Energy Savings
After installing an energy saving system or product, verifying the achieved level of energy saving is crucial to ensure your return on investment is being met. We equip you with the savings data you need, verified by a Certified Measurement & Verification Professional.