Building audits and assessments—two terms often used interchangeably—are an effective way to evaluate the source or sources of performance problems within a home or building, and the solutions that best address them.
How We Can Help
Southface has conducted thousands of assessments on single-family, multifamily and commercial buildings. In addition to helping you identify the sources of and solutions to building occupants’ complaints, our experts can measure and compare your building’s performance to similar building types, suggest ways to improve your energy and water efficiency and assist you in qualifying for ENERGY STAR® or other green building program certifications.
A Southface building assessment provides you with:
- An on-site inspection of your building’s envelope, energy and water systems.
- A detailed breakdown of energy and water use.
- Recommendations for cost-effective operational and capital improvements, both small and large-scale.
- An evaluation of potential operational savings that will be resulting from capital improvements, the implementation costs, and information on tax incentives.
"With the recommendations by Southface, we were able to receive a substantial GoodUse grant to install skylights along with other energy efficiency measures in our warehouse. Our electric bill was 65 percent less than normal after the installation! Southface continues to be supportive and advises on simple things like setting our thermostats for comfort and efficiency!"
- Patty Russart, Atlanta Community ToolBank
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