Glossary

Energy Audit

Definition: Any process that identifies and specifies the energy and cost savings likely to be realized through the purchase and installation of particular energy efficiency measures or renewable energy measures. During an energy audit, a certified technician will investigate a home's current conditions and test for: health and safety check (carbon monoxide levels, moisture, and indoor air quality problems), overall comfort level (cold/hot spots, indoor air quality stuffiness/stale odors), air sealing opportunities, insulation levels, heating system efficiency, cooling system/central air conditioning efficiency, and domestic hot water system efficiency. Based on the results of the tests, the technician will make recommendations for improving the home's efficiency.