Client Fort Bend County

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

40 buildings

More than 1,000,000 SF

9 cities

Average Energy Savings = 12%

EECBG (Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant)

Energy Star Opportunities

Features

Wide range of building types

Audit teams finished ahead of schedule

Jail and juvenile detention facility included in audit

Services

Condition Assessment

Energy Audit