"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
Buck Maynard, an RTS owner, tells our team regularly, "The audit is everything." It's vital in how RTS sets up and starts a project. It sets our team up to complete another successful lighting project for our partners. Here are some challenges we have discovered that our partners have experienced, before working with RTS.
Lighting counts were inaccurate.
This means the expected savings will be inaccurate. It also means the equipment ordered for your project is incorrect which adds delays as the proper equipment is ordered, delivered, and installed.
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 and even 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.
It's basic: Inaccurate or incomplete audits mean project delays, disgruntled customers, higher costs, and even local code violations. That's why it's important to have highly qualified people perform your audit and get the numbers right. Experience shows because experienced people look, listen, and identify potential problems - and opportunities - early in the process.
Doing it right the first time avoids costly re-work later. As Buck says, "The audit is everything."