Interview Key Personnel: The onsite work begins with a brief interview of key operations and maintenance staff. This allows us the Certified Energy Managers (CEM) from IEC to gain a better sense of how your facility operates, what metrics are important to you and any ongoing maintenance issues you’ve been incurring.
The Walkthrough: Once any safety and/or security training is complete the walkthrough begins. Depending on the size of your facility and your desired scope of the walkthrough (ASHRAE level 1, 2 or 3) this phase can take 1-3 days.
The Certified Energy Managers from IEC with assistance from a company employee will walk through your facility to examine non-production areas of energy consumption such as lighting, steam, compressed air, HVAC, etc. We will examine the building envelope and all mechanical and electrical systems. Readings of voltage, current, power factor, temperature/thermography, system pressures, luminance, etc. may be taken during the walkthrough. If so, it will only be done with the utmost caution and usually by company employees.