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Energy Audit Forms

At the bottom of this page you will find each of the energy audit forms listed.  Click on a form to initiate download as an Acrobat Reader (.pdf) file.  You will need Acrobat Reader. 

Using Energy Audits
The most critical steps to developing a plan to reduce energy consumption are understanding how, how often, and where electricity is used in a facility. Once the patterns of energy use are known, recommendations can be made for reducing that consumption. This section provides detailed audit forms to be used at any school site.

How to Use the Audit Forms
Designing an effective energy conservation program will depend upon having as much information as possible. The audit forms are designed to allow the user to find information about specific types of energy use in specified areas of the building. For example, within the area of lighting there are forms to determine lighting use in classrooms, in hallways and in outdoor areas. There are also specific audit forms for equipment and machines, including various computer components.


Additional copies of the audit forms are found in the resources section of this manual. These should be used to calculate alternative scenarios to assist with determining strategies for reduction. Specifically, each form requires the user to determine the number of hours electrical equipment is used. The additional forms will allow comparisons by using different number of hours of use. 

It is suggested that responsibilities for conducting audits be divided among personnel at a school site. For example, students can be responsible for conducting classroom lighting audits, the building supervisor can conduct the parking lot lighting audit, and the office support staff can conduct the lighting audit for the office suite. The data gathered can then be shared and recommendations made by these groups of people.

Cost of kwh Used for Audits
The cost of electricity varies periodically. For the purposes of these audit forms $.07 was used to provide a means to compare dollars which can be saved through reduction in the amount of energy consumed. Alternative amounts can be used if desired to make comparisons.

Types of Audit Forms Included
The following types of audit forms are included:

  • Heating and Cooling (HVAC) Audit
  • Lighting Audits
    • Classrooms
    • Office Suites
    • Outdoor Hallways
    • Parking Lots
    • Ancillary Spaces
  • Equipment and Machines Audits
    • Computers
    • Printers
    • Monitors
    • CPUs
    • Audio-Visual
    • Hot Water Heaters
    • Refrigeration
    • Miscellaneous


After the audits are completed and the data is complied, the next step in preparing an energy reduction plan is to consult the "Tips for Reducing Energy Section" of this manual to determine the most effective strategies. Recording these recommendations and determining who and how often steps will be taken, and by whom, is important as well.

 

Audits Support State Goal Three Standards

Involving students, teachers and staff in conducting audits, and developing an energy conservation program based on those audits, supports success in all areas of the State of Florida Goal 3 Standards.
 

The Goal Three Standards are:
     Standard One: Information Managers
     Standard Two: Effective Communicators
     Standard Three: Numeric Problem Solvers
     Standard Four: Creative and Critical Thinkers
     Standard Five: Responsible Workers
     Standard Six: Resource Mangers
     Standard Seven: Systems Managers
     Standard Eight: Cooperative Workers
     Standard Nine: Effective Leaders
     Standard Ten: Multiculturally Sensitive Citizens
     Standard Eleven: Involvement of Families

     Audits Available as .pdf downloads:

Classroom Lighting Audit
Ancillary Lighting Audit
Office Space Lighting Audit
Hallways and Outside Lighting
Cooling and Heating (HVAC) Audit
Eguipment and Machines Audit
Parking Lot Lighting Audit