Commercial Energy Audits
A commercial energy audit is the best way to bring your buildings' energy costs under control, while simultaneously improving tenant comfort & indoor air quality, and reducing environmental impact.
Our comprehensive commercial energy audit looks at each of the building's components including the building envelope (insulation, air barrier) and all mechanical systems to ensure maximum efficiency and safe operation.
AE³Q's comprehensive commercial energy audit includes the following components:
Blower Door Testing
We conduct blower door testing to measure a building's rate of air leakage, and thus to estimate the degree to which building envelope improvements may be able to improve the building's comfort and energy efficiency. Using the blower door (or multiple blower doors in larger buildings), we depressurize the building and measure the rate at which air infiltrates the building through air leaks throughout the building.
Using state-of-the-art infrared imaging equipment, we analyze your building's thermal envelope to identify areas where air leakage is occuring, or where insulation may be defective or missing. (Many building owners are surprised to find that, even in buildings that are supposedly insulated, insulation is missing altogether in some places, or has settled over time, greatly reducing its R-value and performance.)
The Energy Audit Report
Our written energy audit report provides a comprehensive overview of the findings of the energy audit, including air leakage rates, information about HVAC systems and duct leakage rates, infrared images of locations with significant air leaks or missing or defective insulation, and more. It also provides an estimate of possible energy savings that would result from a number of suggested building energy upgrades.
Should you choose, we offer a "follow-up" energy audit to ensure that all energy upgrade work was done properly, resulting in the desired reduction in air leakage and improvement in R-value of the building assembly, and projected energy savings. The follow-up, or "test-out" energy audit typically contains the same components as the initial energy audit, including a blower door test and infrared thermal imaging.