Energy Assessments

Due to rising energy costs, interest in sustainability (green living) and national energy independence, there has been a surge of interest in energy efficiency.

The first step to controlling energy use is a comprehensive energy assessment.  An energy assessment (sometimes called an energy audit, evaluation or inspection) primarily looks for ways that energy can escape a building and uncovers inefficient uses of energy.

Global Property Inspections can help by providing a comprehensive energy inspection using a calibrated blower door and infrared technology.

We provide energy assessments for the following:

  • Homes and condos
  • Commercial Buildings

As a highly regarding inspection company, GPI is well-equipped to identify specific air leaks and other energy wasters. We prepare detailed summary reports, with photos, and recommend practical solutions that many home and building owners can perform themselves to save money.

How Will GPI Perform the Energy Assessment?

GPI will begin by conducting a general review of the “building envelope”-   the part of the home or commercial building that keeps the weather out and the heated and cooled air in. This includes levels of insulation, windows, basic ventilation, etc. From this information, GPI may make recommendations about how improvements can make a significant difference in your home or building's energy consumption.

Blower door technology and infrared thermography are used together to provide you a clearer picture of exactly where energy loss is occurring. The infrared camera allows you to actually see this heat transfer by converting the otherwise invisible infrared heat to visible light, while the blower door sets up the conditions to simulate air loss commonly found during the slightest windy days. In the hands of trained inspectors, these can provide valuable, quantitative information that you can act on.

What Will I Learn From an Energy Assessment?

GPI will provide a detailed report with both digital and infrared photos showing areas of excessive warm or cold entering your home or commercial building, directing you to the best places to stop these energy leaks.

Your NPI inspector will give you suggestions for practical repairs and upgrades, which will potentially save hundred or thousands of dollars in future energy costs.

Your report also will include specific data regarding the volume of air leaks noted in your home or commercial building, which can serve as a base for comparison to other buildings or to compare to a future follow-up test to see the improvement.

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