Energy benchmarking is the process of comparing the energy use of a building with the energy use of buildings of similar type; for example, comparing the energy use per square foot of one elementary school with average energy use for general elementary schools.
Did you know that TEG provides free home energy audits for City of Ames residents? Here’s what you can expect from a typical residential energy audit. The audit process involves two things: the site visit and the report. The site visit takes around an hour to complete. During the site visit the air conditioner, furnace, water heater, large appliances, insulation, lighting, and building shell are inspected and information is gathered on them (model/serial numbers, etc.) A blower door test is also run for homes that were built around or before the year 2000. The blower door test can […]