After pinpointing energy saving opportunities, BUE can work with your contractor or implement your plan with our team. We’ll teach you about how your home works and uses energy.
Home Performance with Energy Star; Preliminary inspection of all combustible appliances (heaters, water heater, stoves tops/ oven, fireplace). Test for carbon monoxide, draft, spillage; worst-case depressurization of the combustion appliance zones (WCD).
Calculate total volume of building for Building Air Flow standards and ventilation requirements.
Review and calculate energy usage (utility bills).
Review of moisture management factors inside and outside building that can affect building durability, occupant health and safety. Inspect domestic hot water tank condition and gas lines for leaks.
Blower door test, Duct testing and thermography (IR camera). Diagnostic equipment used to measure the homes air infiltration (uncontrolled air entering the building) from crawlspace, attic, and structural leaks that bring in pollutants, plus air leakage (heated or cooled) to the outdoors from your furnace / AC equipment.
Overview of insulation, exhaust fans, lights, water, electronics.
Our professional testing follows BPI National Home Performance Standards for residential energy efficiency retrofit work.
Our report prioritizing energy saving opportunities. We provide a work scope in our Energy Plan.
Our Prioritized Energy Plan
The Energy Plan will identify and detail any financial rebates available to
the client (i.e., Energy Trust of Oregon, State or Federal tax credits).
We will assist you in this area.
Our test findings and recommendations are presented from most critical to least based upon safety
and the initial client assessment of concerns. General categories will include
occupant safety, health issues, building durability, heating
and thermal envelope, comfort, client current
energy use and energy costs.
Clients wishing to use less energy and/or lower their energy costs may also need
to make behavior changes (i.e. people who wish to rely heavily on solar energy
may need to prioritize and organize energy usage). When appropriate,
discussion will take place with the client to determine if energy system
improvements will require behavior changes.
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