The eQuickCheck5 is a free survey provided by ECO Zero to our partner auditors. This audit has been designed to help the auditor to identify clients with potentially large savings to be gleaned from energy efficiency retrofits. The survey itself is a simple process, asking only for input to answer five questions. With this basic information, eQuickCheck5 returns the building's energy utilization index (EUI), and the necessary information to determine if more extensive audits should be conducted.
Optional water consumption data can also be entered to create a consumption index.
The eQuickCheck survey builds on the basics, and expands data input to allow for a more refined analysis. As in the eQuickCheck5, the building's EUI is calculated, but the level of detail behind this number is much expanded. Energy use for up to 36 months can be entered into the tool, allowing for trend analyses and degree day comparisons. This extra level of detail allows for changes in the environment (a colder than normal winter, or a wamer than normal summer, for example) over the period surveyed. When the eQuickCheck5 returns a "borderline" EUI, this survey would be a logical follow up to help identify the potential for savings at the client's building.
The same level of detail (36-months of data) is allowed for the analysis of water consumption data.
The eBalanceZero Audit involves a survey of all energy uses in a building and compares these findings with energy utility bills. This has the dual purpose of helping to measure energy use and verifying the accuracy of utility bills.
As droughts wrack the West and water conservation efforts are instituted in the South, it becomes more important for everyone to measure and reduce water consumption. This survey attempts to identify water use in your client's building and help create conservation plans to cut usage.
Among the analyses conducted are: