Energy assessments are essential for any residence or commercial building where energy bills are excessive or where customers are seeking to reduce the costs and emissions associated with their energy consumption.
Energy Assessments, or energy audits, are the first step in understanding how much energy a building uses, and provides information that is used to form energy efficiency plans.
Energy assessments help homes and business to identify where they are losing energy and money and how such problems can be addressed. Experienced energy assessors carry out assessments, checking for leaks, examining the quality and proficiency of insulation, inspecting pipes, ductwork and boiler, cooler and ventilation testing. Assessments show areas where energy cost reductions and efficiency increases can take place. Furthermore, assessments can highlight behavioural change opportunities.
Aberla provides advice on which renewable and sustainable technologies are best placed to generate the greatest cost and energy efficiency increases. We have carried out numerous energy audits and advised public and private sector clients on how they can reduce their energy usage.
Feasibility appraisals are designed to identify the renewable technologies best suited to an individual client’s needs. Appraisals take into account data from energy audits, encompass technical feasibilities, installation cost estimations, funding options and financial incentives, energy and cost savings. We recommend next steps needed to achieve greater energy efficiency. Feasibility studies consider all applicable renewable technologies from CHP to solar and heat pumps, and technical auditors will identify which is best suited to which property.
Aberla’s unique experience in the energy efficiency and renewable sector positions enables us to provide valuable independent and unbiased advice to a variety of groups, organisations and companies. Often we can offer desktop feasibility services at no cost to the client.
Investment grade proposals (IGP) are used to identify and understand the approach that private sector investors, banks and financiers take when considering low carbon and renewable solutions, and how worthwhile such investments are.
Investment proposals comprise detailed project descriptions, investment propositions, including repayment dates, commencement dates on income streams and development programmes and details of the delivery strategy. Long term visions for financing and future investment streams are reviewed, as well as information on collaborative advisors and partners.
Investor engagement in projects is imperative, and investment grade proposals encompass delivery strategies, risk profiles and mitigation measures, along with economic planning and other policy impacts, such as social impacts of a project. IGPs are important to ensure that investors are adequately equipped with relevant knowledge pertaining a project or investment opportunity.
The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) is a mandatory energy assessment scheme for organisations in the UK that meet certain qualification criteria and is designed to asses an organisation or company’s energy usage.
Qualification criteria include details of the size and financial standing of an organisation, companies who have over a set number of employees, or are above the criteria for financial standing are required to comply with ESOS. Organisations that qualify for ESOS must carry out ESOS assessments every 4 years. These assessments are audits of the energy used by their buildings, industrial processes and transport to identify cost-effective energy saving measures.
Due to our experience of providing renewable technologies, energy efficiency measures and energy consultancy, we are perfectly placed to assist in all aspects of ESOS compliance.