Energy Assessments

Our energy assessments cover all aspects of the energy usage of commercial and industrial facilities and processes. These energy assessments typically fall into one of three main categories: commercial facilities, industrial facilities and industrial processes.

All of these energy assessments involve evaluating your current energy usage and identifying areas for improvement. We provide specific recommendations that help you become more energy efficient and save money. We also work closely with electrical utilities and can provide insight and financial analysis on the possibilities of incentives for energy projects. If desired, we can do a formal ASHRAE Level One or Level Two energy audits to support your energy program.

Once energy saving projects are identified, Advanced Energy can provide the following additional support:

  • Technical research
  • Contact with expert equipment vendors in relevant fields
  • Evaluation of equipment quotes
  • Turnkey energy balance analysis of potential impact of implementation
  • Measurement of actual electrical consumption on specific loads both before and after energy saving measures are implemented
  • Financial analysis of possible solutions
  • Energy Balance Estimate Before and After
  • Cash Flow
  • Net Present Value
  • Simple Payback
Commercial Facilities

Typical Types:

  • Agricultural
  • Big box retail
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Distribution Centers
  • Entertainment
  • Food Service
  • Hospitals
  • Hotels
  • Schools
  • Small Retail
  • Warehouses
  • Offices
  • Other

Typical Energy Systems

  • Boilers/Steam Systems
  • Building Management Systems
  • Chillers
  • HVAC Systems
  • Lighting
  • Motors and VFDs
  • Refrigeration
Industrial Facilities

Typical Types

  • Primary Processing Plants
  • Parts and Components Manufacturing Plants
  • Assembly and Finishing Plants
  • Water and Waste Water Treatment Plants
  • Others

Typical Energy Systems

  • Boilers/Steam Systems
  • Chillers
  • Compressed Air
  • HVAC Systems
  • Lighting
  • Material Handling
  • Motors and VFDs
  • Pumping Systems
  • Refrigeration
Industrial Processes

In addition to looking at your facility energy, Advanced Energy offers a detailed Industrial Process Efficiency (IPE) program. For an IPE assessment, we will analyze your entire production process from raw materials to finished goods. We work with you to break down and understand each step along the way to help you identify and take advantage of potential energy savings in all aspects of your production processes.

Transformation is a key concept for the IPE energy assessment. We develop a process block diagram to identify the basic steps in transforming your raw material into your final product. Understanding these basic transformation steps and then looking at these steps in terms of required energy input is very helpful in determining where potential process energy savings can be realized

Understanding transformation inside a manufacturing plant will help us answer these questions:

  • What are the processes?
  • What is the equipment in use to complete the process?
  • What is the technology built in to the equipment?
  • What is the level of energy consumed by the process?
  • What are the opportunities to improve the process for energy savings and non-energy benefits?

Our IPE Program focuses on helping manufacturing sites optimize their processes to reduce energy intensity in terms of energy consumed per unit of product.

We work closely with equipment vendors, technology centers, technical trade associations, and electrical utilities to ensure that we can provide you with the very best and most efficient manufacturing processes analysis.

Advanced energy maintains a detailed Process Heating Vendor Database (PHVDB) of over 250 process equipment vendors and we participate in many trade associations to ensure that we stay up to date on the state-of-the-art for manufacturing processes. The table below shows some of the technologies, applications, processes and markets covered by our PHVDB and our trade association involvement.

Energy assessments frequently lead to non-energy benefits as well, including the following:
  • Better employee involvement
  • Better quality performance
  • Better space utilization
  • Break a process bottleneck
  • Continuous improvement
  • Faster changeovers
  • Fewer defects
  • Fewer machine breakdowns
  • Fewer process errors
  • Greater levels of stock turnover
  • Higher process efficiencies
  • Higher profits
  • Higher team commitment
  • Improve delivery performance
  • Improve employee morale
  • Improve product quality
  • Improve safety
  • Improve supplier relations
  • Improve work flow
  • Improve worker comfort
  • Increase available floor space
  • Increase capacity
  • Increase plant productivity
  • Increase profits
  • Less rework
  • Less scrap
  • Less waste
  • Lower operating costs
  • Lower levels of inventory
  • More output per energy unit input
  • More output per man hour
  • More streamlined processes
  • Reduce emissions
  • Reduce overtime