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What software program do you use for an Audit report?
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I would like some feedback on software programs used for audit reports, what do you use ?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gary Baggett May 26, 2011.

 

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Gary Baggett replied to Jim Moss's discussion What software program do you use for an Audit report?
"Rick...you hit the nail on the head. BPI announced last fall that they were developing something for the EPA I believe...who is merging programs with DOE http://bpi.org/news_expansion.aspx?selectedID=160"
May 26, 2011
Kent Mitchell replied to Jim Moss's discussion What software program do you use for an Audit report?
"I've seen a bit about the early EPS and it appeared to me, that it is oversimplified, and will not give much in the way of specific information - just generalizations.   Gives a rating of 1 to 10?   Vaguely similar to…"
Apr 28, 2011
Rick Wertheim replied to Jim Moss's discussion What software program do you use for an Audit report?
"The better question would be which of the products are US Dept. of Energy approved as the country is moving towards National Weatherization and Energy Retrofit Standards!"
Apr 28, 2011
Nathan Moore replied to Jim Moss's discussion What software program do you use for an Audit report?
"I fully agree; windows are very rarely the right place to make efficiency improvements. There are usually many other weak spots in a home that don't cost nearly as much to improve."
Apr 28, 2011
Ed Minch replied to Jim Moss's discussion What software program do you use for an Audit report?
"Let's not go overboard on windows, please.  Check all the stats and you will see that even a Low-E replacement may only save $10 a year, and this for a $4-600 investment.  We recently followed an auditor into a house after he…"
Apr 28, 2011
Nathan Moore replied to Jim Moss's discussion What software program do you use for an Audit report?
"I think that is where the skill & care of the home analyst come into play. Those factors you mention are how I sell jobs, the energy efficiency is usually just a convenient side effect. I think the main purpose of a home analysis is to have…"
Apr 28, 2011
Energy Efficiency Eric replied to Jim Moss's discussion What software program do you use for an Audit report?
"While modeling energy savings is great when there is a decent return on the project, and carbon reduction is fine for utility and municipality programs, is there a decent software, built to motivate homeowners, that identifies the instant value of…"
Apr 27, 2011
Ed Minch replied to Jim Moss's discussion What software program do you use for an Audit report?
"Greattest is not a modeling tool, but what they are calling an integration tool.  We are in Delaware and work in 4 states under perhaps 7 programs, each with a different modeling tool - Beacon, etc. Greattest is a program that allows you to see…"
Apr 27, 2011
robert post replied to Jim Moss's discussion What software program do you use for an Audit report?
"When will gREATESST be available? I just registered for a trial and received an email saying I will be notified when it is released."
Apr 22, 2011
Nicola Tran replied to Jim Moss's discussion What software program do you use for an Audit report?
"You should also check out gREATESST Efficiency Automation Tool. You have many options to customize your data collection and report outputs. It also integrates with energy efficiency modeling softwares like Beacon Home Energy Advisor so that you…"
Apr 22, 2011
Jim Moss replied to Judi Lyall's discussion Bonus room above garage in the group Building Performance Institute (BPI)
"Insulation may not be the issue here, but check the kneewalls for plywood or rigid foam board on the backside of the wall and if it is air sealed. (foam and/or tape at the seams.  From past experience & without seeing…"
Apr 21, 2011
Danielle Amasia replied to Jim Moss's discussion What software program do you use for an Audit report?
"Hancock's HEAT models the home on site and delivers energy savings and reports that can be printed at the homeowners house.  HEAT's app works on the ipad.  An energy auditor from DC that uses it is speaking at a webinar Best…"
Apr 15, 2011
Nathan Moore replied to Jim Moss's discussion What software program do you use for an Audit report?
"Yes, I can present a polished report to the homeowner on my first site visit. It takes some additional time to prepare. Depending on the size and complexity of the home's geometry and systems, a pretty thorough home analysis can take 2-4 hours,…"
Feb 24, 2011
Matt Marshall replied to Jim Moss's discussion What software program do you use for an Audit report?
"Thanks for your insight Nathan.  Are you able to review with the homeowner, the audit findings and recommendations based on Recurve's report before leaving the home?  How long does the typical home…"
Feb 24, 2011
Nathan Moore replied to Jim Moss's discussion What software program do you use for an Audit report?
"My company uses Recurve for our existing home analyses, and we've had excellent experiences. Optimiser also appears a high quality product, which similar quality of data outputs, though I've not used it in a home. It's not as pretty…"
Feb 24, 2011
Jim Moss replied to Jim Moss's discussion What software program do you use for an Audit report?
"Thank's Matt, I'll look into them"
Feb 23, 2011

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