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Does anyone know of a auditing or rating software currently available for commercial buildings?
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I have recently been involved in trying to perform an audit on a commercial building.  To my dismay, Rem Rate is not acceptable even though this is a residential like structure.  Does anyone know of…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by dale conner Feb 5, 2011.

 

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Tom Maides replied to Energy Efficiency Eric's discussion Are Home Energy Ratings Scalable and Marketable? in the group Home Energy Ratings
"You may get your wish very soon as the collective political will is turning against government spending.  That is why the retrofit industry must find proven metrics in order to survive a "free market".  The new construction…"
Aug 30, 2011
Tom Maides replied to Energy Efficiency Eric's discussion Are Home Energy Ratings Scalable and Marketable? in the group Home Energy Ratings
"I don't have a "Silver Bullet", but I know some companies are studying this very issue.  The solution will involve  a combination of things like: some statistical study of previous power bills of each home, an index or…"
Aug 30, 2011
Tom Maides replied to Energy Efficiency Eric's discussion Are Home Energy Ratings Scalable and Marketable? in the group Home Energy Ratings
"So the bottom line is that as long as everyone is measuring lies equally and comparing lie to lie, we come up with truth.  Hence, a rating scale (like HERS) can measure to scale and then becomes marketable.  Genius! "
Aug 30, 2011
Tom Maides replied to Energy Efficiency Eric's discussion Are Home Energy Ratings Scalable and Marketable? in the group Home Energy Ratings
"So, how do you measure success for the consumer?  Do you use a rating scale?  Do you offer a guarantee?   What assurances does a consumer have that what you come up with will save them money and will pay them back for the…"
Aug 27, 2011
Tom Maides replied to Energy Efficiency Eric's discussion Are Home Energy Ratings Scalable and Marketable? in the group Home Energy Ratings
"Ed & Ted, You just made my original point.  Are we salesmen or energy raters and energy auditors?  Your approach may depend on whether you, or your company, also does the retrofit work.  Someone give me an authoritative…"
Aug 27, 2011
Tom Maides replied to Energy Efficiency Eric's discussion Are Home Energy Ratings Scalable and Marketable? in the group Home Energy Ratings
"I think so.  Ask one of the several national big home builders who recently decided to market their homes as Energy Star and have all homes built to meet Energy Star.  I can assure you that it is marketable if the big boys are involved.…"
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dale conner replied to Tom Maides's discussion Does anyone know of a auditing or rating software currently available for commercial buildings?
Feb 5, 2011
Don Hynek replied to Tom Maides's discussion Does anyone know of a auditing or rating software currently available for commercial buildings?
"Well, "commercial" is a pretty broad category, especially if the target is "residential-like."   TREAT and EA-QUIP are designed specifically to model multifamily buildings. Both are good for existing buildings; they allow…"
Feb 2, 2011
David Parker replied to Tom Maides's discussion Does anyone know of a auditing or rating software currently available for commercial buildings?
"I have used eQuest/DOE2 for modeling commercial buildings while I was in school in Oregon.  Here in California I use EnergyPro 5 for both residential and commercial energy calculations. eQuest is free and is qualified for computing commercial…"
Jan 30, 2011
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Does anyone know of a auditing or rating software currently available for commercial buildings?

I have recently been involved in trying to perform an audit on a commercial building.  To my dismay, Rem Rate is not acceptable even though this is a residential like structure.  Does anyone know of a good software to use when performing an energy audit of a commercial building?  Thanks,Tom MaidesSee More
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"As a licensed home inspector, HERS Rater and BPI Building Analyst, I can assure you that becoming a home inspector is a mistake.  I whole heartedly agree with James Bushart.  As a home inspector you become a commodity inspector and the…"
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