The Audit Template feature of the Building Energy Asset Score tool may be used to collect, store and report building energy audit data. After entering building audit data into the tool, users may generate an audit report which lists all of the data entered and calculated tables and charts outlining the building energy use by energy type and end use, and the cost and payback of energy saving opportunities.
The audit report will be available to download in PDF, CSV, or XML file formats by the users through the Audit Template interface. These reports would also be available to city officials who have been granted City Access to submitted reports associated with the selected report type. The XML files follow the format of BuildingSync® XML developed by National Renewable Energy Laboratory. BuildingSync® is a standardized language for commercial building energy audit data that software developers may use to exchange data between audit tools. For information on BuildingSync, visit https://buildingsync.net.
The data entry input fields and the audit report follow the ASHRAE/ACCA Standard 211, Standard for Commercial Building Energy Audits. Additional data fields required by specific cities are included where applicable. The icons below identify input categories on the data entry screens in the tool:
ASHRAE Level 2 inputs
City specific inputs
Fields marked withare required for city reporting. Some cities do not require all ASHRAE Level 2 inputs to be submitted, so even though they may be displayed, they are optional. Fields that are not required may be hidden from view by selecting the ‘Hide fields that are not required’ checkbox available at the top of every data entry screen. Fields without the checkmark or suitcase icons correspond to data points requested by the Asset Score tool.
View Getting Started – Reporting Building Data to see the steps needed to enter building audit data and generate an audit report to submit to a city ordinance.