Energy audits are the first step toward discovering ways to implement energy savings, cut energy bills and increase building performance. Energy audits often identify low- and no-cost energy savings and help reduce waste, increase comfort, mitigate health hazards and lower monthly operating costs.

Throughout the audit process, the energy auditor works closely with building owners, staff and other key participants to ensure accuracy of data collection and appropriateness of energy efficiency recommendations. An audit typically begins with a review of historical and current utility consumption data and benchmarking your building’s energy use against similar buildings.

An energy efficiency whole-building walkthrough audit for SOMAH aligns with an ASHRAE Level 1 Audit and identifies areas of energy waste and inefficiency. These audits typically involve interviews with select facility staff, a review of utility bills or other operating data and a walkthrough of the common areas and a sampling of apartments. Once data is collected, it is compiled into an energy audit report that outlines no- and low-cost energy saving opportunities as well as potential capital improvements.

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