Take the stress out of wondering if your improvement contractor installed everything you paid for. Lightly Treading can complete a Post Improvement Inspection on your project to verify the work was completed as stated and provide you the peace of mind that your efficiency investments will pay off. For a fraction of the investment you made in efficiency retrofits you can be assured your investment was sound.In our post improvement inspection we will review the scope of work provided by your contractor and inspect your project to ensure it meets expectations. The details of our inspection will vary based on the work you had completed but may include: measuring insulation, performing blower door tests to determine air leakage, use of the infrared camera to assess insulation and air sealing work, and more.
ASHRAE Level I Commercial Energy Audit: This energy audit includes a consultation with select staff, a visual inspection (walk-through) of the building, benchmarking of the building’s utility bills, and collecting a sample of the building’s lighting. The goal for this audit is to visually identify areas of energy waste or inefficiency. This service includes a written report of energy-efficiency issues and recommended next steps which may include additional testing and inspections and/or direct improvement recommendations.
ASHRAE Level II Commercial Energy Audit: Service as described above with the addition of building science envelope inspections and tests: an air-tightness (blower door) test with IR camera scanning for air-leakage and insulation issues, HVAC system(s) diagnostics including water heaters, and a complete building lighting survey to identify energy and comfort issues.
ASHRAE Level III Commercial Energy Audit: Service as described above (ASHRAE Level II) with the addition of a more detailed field data gathering and OptiMiser (or comparable software) commercial modeling of the building(s). This provides a realistic baseline to provide comprehensive cost/benefit data on energy and operating savings from recommended improvements to be made to your building(s). This level of detail provides the confidence required for major capital investments.
The ultimate value of your ASHRAE Level I, II, or III or residential energy audit is found in experiencing improved comfort and reduced utility bills after incorporating the recommended improvements from your audit report. Moving from audit to installed improvements can be a daunting task: finding contractors, determining their scope of work, reviewing bids, and ensuring the quality of improvements. Lightly Treading is here to make the process less overwhelming and help you achieve success in your building!
For owners of commercial buildings, and select residential houses, we compile proposals for:
1. Insulation & air-sealing
6. Solar from preferred, high-quality, improvement contractors.
Once the contractors are chosen, we also manage the scheduling of work, inspect the quality of the improvement work and perform post-improvement performance testing (i.e., blower-door, IR camera, air-flow, etc.).
For more information, please call Paul Kriescher @ (303) 733-3078 Ext. 301 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Energy Audit for Xcel Energy Customers.
With Lightly Treading you can receive an energy audit by the most experienced energy audit firm approved for Xcel Energy’s Home Energy Audit Program. And our advice is objective as we don’t sell products, only solutions.
Lightly Treading is approved to perform energy audits under Xcel Energy. Rebates are available from Xcel Energy to help cover the cost of the energy audit.