An Energy Audit from the Team that Trains & Checks Other Auditors


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.

What Makes EDGE Energy Audits Different — Over a Decade of Experience

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.

What Will an EDGE Energy Audit Include?

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.

Usage & Energy Bill Analysis

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.

Building Envelope Inspections

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.

Combustion Safety & HVAC Systems

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.

Electrical & Appliances

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.

General Durability

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.

Renewable Energy

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.

Expert Data Analysis & Your Home Energy Solution

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:

1. Executive Summary

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.

2. Infrared (IR) Camera Study

Infrared and visual photos side by side with problems and solutions explained. Sample photos of corrective work from our archives may be included.

3. Building Analysis

Detailed and customized results of our findings from the field analyzed through computer software modeling of your home, including:

  • The type, size, condition, and rate of energy consumption for each major energy-using item or system in a house.
  • Results of HVAC and mechanical inspections with an analysis of any current or potential health and safety problems (including poor indoor air quality, combustion concerns, etc.) in your home and proposed solutions.
  • Suggested behavioral changes for you and your family that can reduce energy waste.

4. Retrofit Work Scope

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:

  • Cost estimates of retrofit suggestions.
  • Projected savings from implementing specific energy upgrades.
  • Project cost-payback and return on investment estimates.

Not Just Auditors — Building Science Experts & Professional Installers

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.

Work with EDGE to improve your home. Contact us or call (888) 586-3343 to schedule an energy audit today!

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