An Energy Audit is a customized assessment, analysis, and action plan that describes current conditions in your building and guides you to make energy and comfort improve- ments as needed, cost-effective, and desired. We take into account your concerns and wishes for next steps, results from our analysis, energy use, building science, health and safety issues, and our expertise to make your building more cost-efficient, comfortable, safe, and resilient. We analyze your energy bills; use diagnostic tools such as blower door, thermal imaging, and data monitoring equipment; inventory where energy is used in the building; inspect construction, insulation levels and installation techniques; and determine if building management systems and/or controls operate as designed. Our recommendations range from low-cost/no-cost advice to sophisticated upgrades to the building envelope, energy and ventilation systems, and renewable energy systems. Many clients seek our ASHRAE Level 2 audits to qualify for rebates or energy efficiency programs. Our audits can be simple walk-through assessments and benchmarking, single-measure analysis, or comprehensive feasibility studies.
Benchmarking: We compare your energy bills to similar buildings as a first step in our analysis. Benchmarking also helps us understand where and when you use the most energy – electricity versus heating and their costs, and we can then further determine end uses of your energy. Some buildings in NH are so inefficient they are “off the chart”.
Reports: Once we have a deep understanding of how your building uses energy and where it can be made more efficient, we model the energy and financial savings which helps inform our recommendations for your next steps.