Premises' Energy ManagementWith the necessary use and maintenance premises have an essential impact on energy use efficiency. A prerequisite for managing the energy economy of premises is an active and motivated staff skilled in premises management. The users of premises also have an impact on how much energy is consumed.
Tools for those in charge of premises:
Energy inspections of buildingsAn energy inspection creates the basis for measures to make energy use efficient. The inspection covers what energy is used on and how energy use can be made efficient.
Consumption monitoringThe consumption monitoring of a premises facilitates the management of the energy use that is aimed for. Continual consumption monitoring is essential I order to be able to find out the level of consumption and to make changes based on the findings, the cause of which can then be worked out.
Making consumption normsIn order that energy consumption in changing circumstances can be made comparative, it has to be given norms using heating requirement figures. If there are divergences in the consumption figures in this norm over years or in comparison with the average level of a similar building, the reasons for the divergences must be clarified and corrective measures started.
Basic regulation of the heating networkIn the basic regulation of a building’s heating network the water circulation heating system is adjusted to function in a planned manner. The basic regulation ensures that the temperature is according to plan in each room. Stabilizing temperatures that are either too high or too low improves comfort and saves energy.
User guidancePeople who use premises need information, encouragement and the motivation for how they can, by their practical action, prevent unnecessary energy consumption and have an impact on the energy efficiency of the premises. Municipal premises are also much used, however, by people other than personnel. This is why people using rooms for evening activities must be instructed in the ways of energy efficiency.