If a store owner or decision maker agrees to the audit, PECI (which once stood for Portland Energy Conservation Inc., but no longer does so because of its geographic breadth) sends its own personnel to provide the energy audit. In effect, said Achilles, this becomes a third-party audit since PECI does not manufacture any of the equipment or products that eventually might be needed.
Some of the opportunities include:
• Design on new construction and remodels;
• Retrofits by upgrading lighting and refrigeration technologies;
• Commissioning of new and existing buildings.
Results could be anything from suggesting replacement of strip curtains to full-scale retrofits.