Simaudit is an auditing tool for commercial and office buildings.
Audit is required, among others, to identify the most efficient and cost-effective Energy Conservation Opportunities (ECOs), consisting in more efficient use or in (partial or global) replacement of the existing components.
Four audit stages are generally distinguished:
The “benchmarking” helps in deciding if it is necessary to launch a complete audit procedure; it’s based mainly on energy bills and basic calculations.
The aim of the “pre-audit” is to identify the main defects and “energy conservation opportunities” (ECO’s). Its results are supposed to orient the future “detailed” audit.
The “detailed” audit consists in a detailed and comparative evaluation of the ECOs previously selected.
The “investment grade” audit concerns the detailed technical and economical engineering studies, justifying the costs of the retrofits. This fourth audit stage brings the system (building + HVAC) to a new life cycle: new design, call for tenders, submissions, evaluations, installations, commissioning,etc...