A commercial lighting audit should anticipate problems and uncover opportunities.
It involves much more than accurate numbers. Incorrect or incomplete audits can cause project delays, disgruntled customers, higher costs, and local code violations. RTS hires, trains, and qualifies its people at the highest of standards. It pushes employees to look, listen, and identify problems or opportunities while precisely calculating numbers. Applying these skills early in the project-process avoids costly re-work along the way.
The Lighting Audit Is Everything
Avoid Mistakes to Get It Right the First Time
RTS owner Buck Maynard regularly tells our team, “The audit is everything.” Audits play a vial role in setting up, starting, and completing a successful project. Here are select challenges our partners have experienced before working with us:
- Lighting counts were inaccurate.
This will alter the accuracy of expected savings and will skew the equipment order. Re-ordering, re-delivering, and re-installing the correct equipment will delay the project’s completion.
- Missed rooms and even missed buildings in projects.
The scope of the project has been underestimated and potential savings have been lost in addition to time delays making corrections.
- Lighting auditors were poorly trained.
This sets the design and operations teams up for failure. It also introduces the possibility of code violations.
- Lighting auditors have upset potential customers by showing up late or making unannounced visits.
Starting off on the wrong foot sets the project back from the get-go. The auditor has a job to do, but it must be done with respect to the client’s schedule.
Incorrect or incomplete audits can cause project delays, disgruntled customers, higher costs, and local code violations. It is important to hire highly qualified professionals who will adequately perform an audit and calculate accurate numbers. Experienced employees look, listen, and identify problems or opportunities early in the process.
“Retro-Tech provides extremely detailed and accurate lighting surveys in a very professional manner that is easy to understand and work with. RTS personnel are extremely knowledgeable, responsive, and customer oriented. They truly deliver ‘turnkey’ lighting retrofit projects and provide our customers with the best value.” ~
ESCO Performance Contract Engineer
Doing it right the first time avoids costly re-work later. As Buck says, “The audit is everything.”