If you’re looking to start living a healthier, safer, greener, and cheaper lifestyle, a home energy audit form the EDGE team is the first step. We’re the auditors who train and check the work of other energy auditors — that’s a level of expertise you won’t find anywhere else.
All of our energy auditors are certified under a combination of building science designations, with most auditors holding three or more advanced certificates under RESNET, NAHB, NCI, and the industry standard BPI (Building Performance Institute), which is the organization for residential energy efficiency and weatherization retrofit work.
We will ask to see your energy usage record (available from your local utilities) for the past 12-24 months. Comparing your actual usage with the expected usage (computer modeling) and local weather data, provides us yet another way to assess the overall efficiency of your home and its systems.
We will ask to see your energy usage record (available from your local utilities) for the past 12-24 months. Comparing your actual usage with the expected usage (computer modeling) and local weather data provides us with yet another way to assess the overall efficiency of your home and its systems.
Blower doors, zone pressure diagnostics, and infrared cameras are used to create an air-sealing and insulation scope of work. This includes all areas of the home and specifically the attic, basement, and crawlspaces. Software modeling is conducted to analyze the cost effectiveness of various improvements to these areas.
This portion of the audit will include gas appliance inspection, carbon monoxide (CO) combustion safety testing, duct leakage inspection, indoor air quality tests, ventilation systems check, HVAC register airflow and balancing report.
We will create a lighting and appliance survey, generate a light bulb schedule and recommend low-wattage lighting retrofits that do not sacrifice color temperature or lumen output.
We conduct an inspection against the latest building codes. This involves checking for any construction defects and assessing water management systems, windows and doors, siding, flashing, and painting.
A portion of the EDGE energy audit includes a feasibility study with ROI estimate for renewable energy. We will determine access to renewable energy sources or whether existing systems in the home are compatible, including solar PV, solar hot water, wind power, and geothermal systems.
An energy audit is more than just an audit visiting and inspecting your home. The majority of the work happens behind the scenes, with technical data analysis and intricate modeling to provide you with a unique solution for making your home more energy efficient, comfortable, and safe.
After completing an energy audit, we create a set of deliverables which is sent electronically and will be archived to retrieve at any point in the future. All our home energy audit clients will receive:
A brief document that includes a summary of what major issues exist, how much it costs to fix them, and what expected energy savings or net cash flow could result from tackling the suggestions of the energy audit.
Infrared and visual photos side by side with problems and solutions explained. Sample photos of corrective work from our archives may be included.
Detailed and customized results of our findings from the field analyzed through computer software modeling of your home, including:
This is perhaps the single most crucial document that we generate. An attention to detail and firm understanding of construction is needed to generate a comprehensive work scope that does not shy away from using advanced weatherization techniques to fix your home’s problems. The work scope will include:
The EDGE team consists of the best and most discerning energy auditors in the Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC area. We not only perform comprehensive energy audits, but also deliver the solutions that will make long-term energy efficiency and quality improvements to your home. Our installers are trained and our quality assurance process is incomparable.
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