An energy assessment, also known as an energy audit, can help you understand the whole picture of your buildings energy use, comfort, and safety. An assessment can help you determine how much energy your building uses, where your building is inefficient, and which problem areas and fixes you should prioritize to save energy and improve the comfort of your building. An energy assessment should be your first step before making energy-saving, building improvements, as well as before adding a renewable energy system to your building.
Our staff will perform the following during the energy audit:
Most building owners are aware of their energy costs since they have to see the bill every month. But an energy audit lets you understand where and how this energy is being used. Understanding where and how your building uses (or wastes) energy empowers you to make productive changes to your building or energy management strategies.
During an energy audit, a building is inspected for health and safety. Our audit team uses advanced tools and techniques to check if there are any electrical, health, or other hazards. Air leakage, a lack of proper insulation, unwanted sources of moisture are common issues discovered during an energy audit that can lead to health and safety concerns. Once problems are identified, steps can be taken to maintain an ideal building environment, which can yield positive health results—especially for building occupants who may have allergy.
The biggest advantage of performing an energy audit is that it will help you save money on your utility bills. Depending on what kind of upgrades you make to your building, you could save 5% to 30 % on your electricity bill by making upgrades identified during the energy audit.
Increasing your building’s energy efficiency is one of the best improvements you can make to increase property values if you eventually sell the property or lease it. Energy-efficient buildings with additions such as solar panels, a solar hot water system, extra insulation, and energy-efficient temperature control are highly sought after by potential buyers. Even if you don’t plan on selling in the near future, these upgrades could eventually pay for themselves when you do sell your property.