Energy Audit for Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant Program
Fort Bend County, TX
LAN performed professional energy audit, analysis, and corrective action recommendation services for County-owned facilities.
A team of LAN auditors performed Level II American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) audits for 40 buildings. In accordance with ASHRAE standards, LAN conducted an analysis of utility bills for each facility prior to an on-site survey. This review determined the method of billings and rates, annual consumption and cost, utility rates, and potential billing errors for each utility type for the most recent 12-month period. This analysis allowed the team to establish the energy utilization index (EUI) for each facility.
Following this analysis, field auditors performed on-site audits of each facility to determine energy savings potentials and energy-saving measures necessary to achieve such savings potential. Each installation's energy-using systems was evaluated to confirm system operating profiles, control methods, maintenance quality, energy-consuming equipment and systems conditions, and facility energy-consumption changes that have occurred or are anticipated.
LAN then developed a comprehensive report for each facility that identified no-cost and low-cost energy conservation measures (ECM), maintenance opportunities, and capital improvement ECMs. The reports were designed to help the County in its decision-making process as it moves forward in upgrading energy systems and facilities across Fort Bend County.
At a glance
More than 1,000,000 SF
Average Energy Savings = 12%
EECBG (Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant)
Energy Star Opportunities
Wide range of building types
Audit teams finished ahead of schedule
Jail and juvenile detention facility included in audit