About Energy Audits
Energy Audits can be a wonderful tool to assess the current conditions in your building in order to plan for future projects. With that said, it is not essential to have a Comprehensive Energy Audit prior to a project. It does, however, make sense to involve a Building Scientist in any project planning & implementation you do in order to ensure that all the aspects of your project are performed to maximum capacity. We currently offer:
1) The "Virtual" Audit is informal yet very informative. Using the video conferencing platform WebEx by Cisco, we have an in-depth conversation with you about your building. We utilize our vast knowledge and experience to assess your unique situation. The "Virtual" Audit includes an assessment of the conditions within the building based on our conversation with you as well as review of your energy utility usage data. This package includes a set of recommendations to solve the problem(s) you are concerned with and a written estimate. This audit does not include diagnostic testing. You can expect the "Virtual" Audit to take about one hour and is offered at no charge. Call Chris or Melinda at (845) 338-3864 to schedule an appointment.
2) The "Comprehensive" Energy Audit includes a complete visual inspection of the building along with a full array of diagnostic testing. In addition to a full inspection of all building systems, we will perform the following tests:
Air Quality Testing (*as needed)
Boroscope (*as needed)
Gas Leak Test
Moisture & Humidity Testing
Vent Fan Testing
Blower Door Pressure Diagnostics (*prior to the start of a project)
You can expect to receive a set of recommendations to solve the problem(s) you are concerned with in a custom Building Science Report. You can expect the "Comprehensive" Audit to take three (3) or four (4) hours and ask that the key decision makers be present. The cost of this audit, data collection, diagnostic testing and Building Science Report is $250 to $750 depending on the size and complexity of the building. Call Chris or Melinda at (845) 338-3864 for details and to schedule an appointment.
About Energy Audits & COVID-19: Due to the impact of the virus and the ensuing pandemic, we embrace a "low touch/no touch" operation as much as possible. Any Comprehensive Energy Audit we conduct should be performed with minimal contact with the property owner. Our staff takes every precaution necessary to keep you and our staff safe. We ask that you wear a mask, maintain a safe distance and talk with us outside whenever possible.
Diagnostic Testing and Building Science Principles may also be used to diagnose an array of issues in buildings where traditional solutions have failed.
No matter what your project entails, it is always beneficial to include a Professional Building Scientist in your plans and projects.