Enter building envelope components present, 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 types from the drop down menu that includes typical exterior materials used for roof structures. Enter the insulation level (R-value) and a description of the condition of the roof to include 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 pull 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.
Select a wall construction type from the drop down menu that includes typical exterior materials used for wall structures. 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 by selecting from the pull down menu, and briefly describe the exterior door construction (type/materials).
Note: the description of exterior door construction is only required when the aggregate area of the doors exceed 5% of the gross wall area.
Windows and Skylights
Select a frame type and glass type from the drop down menus that includes typical window framing materials and characteristics, and provide an assessment of the condition of the sealingGas fill and operable fields for windows, 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.
Select a foundation 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.
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).