We do a regular survey of our buildings as well as audits. The audits are more in depth and often targeted with regards to specific projects; for example if we are considering changing the windows, the lighting, the heating and cooling equipment or the insulation. The surveys cover the quality of building services in each site including heating, cooling and comfort, along with cleaning, security and further outsourced facilities services.
When auditing we target the main parameters that impact on energy efficiency, building fabric (windows, roof, the composition of the walls), and how heat is produced (the type and age of equipment used and its condition). We also look at how heat and cooling are distributed within the building (the air ducts, fan-coil units, AHUs etc.), and at the regulation of these systems- is there a BMS in operation, is it setup correctly?
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