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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Energy audit and environmental assessment

 Energy audit and environmental assessments services

 Since independence, Kenya’s power consumption has increased and so has its costs due to increase in demand and insufficient supply. Therefore, every house hold or organization may find its power bills reaching high levels. This does not necessarily mean that it’s solely because of high cost of power. Other factors need to be considered before reaching such a conclusion. Power options ltd can do an energy audit and environmental assessment to determine the root cause of your power bills and how to solve this.


An energy audit is an inspection, survey and analysis of energy flows for energy conservation in a building, process or system to reduce the amount of energy input into the system without negatively affecting the output.


When the object of study is an occupied building then reducing energy consumption while maintaining or improving human comfort, health and safety are of primary concern. Beyond simply identifying the sources of energy use, an energy audit seeks to prioritize the energy uses according to the greatest to least cost effective opportunities for energy savings.

 Factors that need to be considered during the course of the energy audit would be such as: age of the building under assessment, frequency of power maintenance, equipment used in the building (year of manufacture of electrical equipment), type of lighting system etc.

These are some of the factors that our technical team will look into and determine whether there are leakages in your power system.


A home energy audit may include a written report estimating energy use given local climate criteria, power settings, and solar orientation. This could show energy use for a given time period, say a year, and the impact of any suggested improvements per year. The accuracy of energy estimates are greatly improved when the homeowner's billing history is available showing the quantities of electricity,  fuel oil, or other energy sources consumed over a one or two-year period.

Some of the greatest effects on energy use are user behavior, climate, and age of the home. An energy audit may therefore include an interview of the homeowners to understand their patterns of use over time. The energy billing history from the utility company can be calibrated and from that a further assessment is done to get a clear picture of particular home power consumption. A home energy audit is often used to identify cost effective ways to improve the comfort and efficiency of buildings.

 In some instances a client may end up reducing his power consumption by up to 60 percent and in the end giving him/her less problems in terms of high costs of power consumption. Interest in energy audits has recently increased as a result of growing understanding of human impact upon global warming and climate change.

 In conclusion whatever your energy solutions you choose, an energy audit is an effective way of giving a client a clear picture of which options he/she needs to take to increase power efficiency and ultimately reduce cost in the long run.

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