The energy inspection is a visual inspection of the home/building. The inspector conducts a brief walk-through of the home, collects approximately 40 pieces of data related to energy, and uses an energy calculator to:
- estimate the energy use of a specific home/building
- identify strategies to improve energy efficiency
- develop recommendations for energy improvements
Findings are provided in a report accessible online. Check out this sample report.
Energy inspection report
The report contains information about the efficiency of major systems in the home and recommendations for energy upgrades.
The recommendations, energy costs, and energy savings are general estimates based on national installation cost averages for specific energy improvement and state average utility costs.
The report only considers the home/building's fixed attributes and applies standard assumptions about occupants' behaviour.
Energy inspection software
The site used to generate the report is powered by Berkley Lab's Home Energy Saver™ calculation engine, but is not endorsed or certified by Berkeley Lab, a U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratory managed by the University of California.
Certifications acquired through home inspector training from InterNACHI