Enter all the building envelope components present in the building and include area and thermal values where appropriate. Use the green ‘Add’ buttons to add entries for as many component construction types as are present in the building. Select N/A for any fields where inputs do not apply.
Audit Template inputs for Construction:
Select a roof construction type from the drop-down menu that includes typical exterior materials used for roof structures, for as many roof types that are present in the building. Enter the insulation level (R-value) and select a roof condition option (Excellent, Good, Average, Poor) to reflect the degree of degradation due to weathering, evidence of moisture intrusion, and standing moisture. Select whether the building may be considered a cool, green, or blue roof as defined below:
Cool roof: roof with a high solar reflectance (or albedo) material that helps to reflect sunlight and heat away from a building, which reduces roof temperature
Green roof: roof of a building that is partially or completely covered with vegetation and a growing medium, planted over a waterproofing membrane
Blue roof: roof design that is explicitly intended to store water, typically rainfall
New York City Energy Efficiency reports require a selection for pitch. Select either <2/12 or >2/12 from the drop-down menu.
For all buildings, enter the gross roof area for the building, measured from the exterior faces of walls or from the centerline of walls separating buildings, if known.
The DC BEPS Energy Audit Report has required inputs for evaluation of infiltration.
Select a wall construction type from the drop-down menu that includes typical exterior materials used for wall structures, for as many wall types that are present in the building. Enter the insulation level (R-value) for both above and below ground walls.
Enter the gross wall area for both the above grade and below grade walls for the entire building, and the area of the above grade wall common with other conditioned buildings (demising wall). Indicate a tightness assessment type and select an exterior door construction type by selecting from the options in the drop-down menus. Manually enter another exterior door construction type if not listed among the available options.
Note: the description of exterior door construction is only required when the aggregate area of the doors exceed 5% of the gross wall area.
Demising (or party) wall: a fire wall on an interior lot line used or adapted for joint service between two buildings.
Example: walls separating one building from another. These are usually constructed as a double wall, each each wall insulated for sound.
A demising wall would not be walls
Windows and Skylights
Select a frame type and glass type from the drop-down menus that include typical window framing materials and characteristics for each of the fenestration types (glass windows and doors) present in the building. Indicate whether the window is gas filled and whether it is operable. Indicate an assessment of the condition of the fenestration sealing by selecting a ranking from the drop-down menu.
Skylight entries and thermal properties for windows and skylights are not ASHRAE level 2 inputs but may be entered if present and available.
For the Window Wall Ratio, enter the ratio of glazed area to opaque wall area for the entire building. The glazed area should include glazed doors when doors in aggregate represent more than 5% of the gross wall area, and the total area of the fenestration should be measured using the rough opening and including the glazing, sash, and frame.
Add a foundation type for the building by selecting a floor construction type (slab-on-grade, basement, or crawlspace) from the drop-down menu, and the insulation level (R-value), where this can be determined with non-invasive methods. Additional entries are available for the following floor construction types:
Slab-on-grade: enter the slab insulation thickness. Enter ‘0’ or select n/a if insulation is not present.
Crawlspace: indicate if the space is ventilated or not from the yes/no options.
Other: text entry to specify for floor types not listed in the available options.
Select an exterior floor construction type (wood, steel or concrete) from the drop down menu, and the insulation level (R-value), where this can be determined with non-invasive methods. Exterior floors here refer to the surfaces below a building that separate conditioned space from the exterior, or that separate conditioned space from unconditioned space (e.g. basement or crawlspace).