Audits and Due Dilligence
Energy audits are implemented for reasons of survey and analysis of energy flows for energy conservation in buildings, processes or systems to reduce the amount of energy input into the system without negatively affecting the output.
Our experience enables us to rapidly identify potential savings, to develop appropriate solutions, and to evaluate these in terms of their economic efficiency and feasibility.
Audits for sustainable buildings
Currently Vienna Engineers has available 5 certified auditors for the assessment of sustainable buildings. Theses ÖGNI-certified auditors register your project for certification, accompany your project during each project stage and over the entire project. They collect and submit all the necessary documentation to the certification board.
Vienna Engineers Experts have delivered indoor training programmes in project management for private companies (e.g. METRO AG in Istanbul/Turkey, SES – Société de Satellites-ASTRA in Luxembourg) as well as for academics at the Technical University of Vienna and for the Chamber of Commerce of Lower Austria.
In PHARE – Support to the Introduction of Environmental Management and Auditing Systems in the Czech Republic, Vienna Engineers Experts supported the Ministry of Environment by being responsible for the whole training package. The trainings reached about 400 participants altogether, with 25 different courses delivered, including the "train the trainers" package. Vienna Engineers Experts were responsible for the total design, the development of the case studies, the manuals, the training executive manual and the implementation itself, with selection and evaluation of trainers, course organisation, tests and certification of participants. Consortium leader in this project was Pricewaterhouse Coopers.
Vienna Engineers Experts also participate in the EC-funded Lifelong Learning Programme, where the focus lies on vocational educational training. The company designs and implements courses and curricula in the following topics:
- Regional development
- Environmental management
- Renewable energy and energy efficiency
- Project management and financing
Green Building certificates
6 experts of VIENNA ENGINEESRS are skilled in the trade of ÖGNI auditors. These auditors register projects for certification and submit the necessary documents to the certification commission. The auditors also instruct builder-owners in how to design and build sustainable buildings and in achieving green building certificates in platinum, gold and silver.
For all different trades in a project this shall include (but is not limited to):
- Overall layout and landscape, schedules of accommodation
- Predesign and Masterplanning
- Tender Design with Bill of Quantities and Specifications
- Detailed Design for all different trades in a project
- As-Built Design
- Maintenance Programme Setup
For all trades in a project:
- Project Management
- Project and Site-Supervision
- Acceptance Testing and Handover Procedures
- Commercial Supervision of the Contractor
- Representation of the Client in technical and commercial matters
- Post Project Services including default elimination, maintenance programme supervision etc.