Improving energy efficiency can help reduce electricity bills for renters and owners of homes, multifamily properties, and commercial buildings. Whether you are the owner of a multi-family dwelling, or an individual homeowner, the Delphi Green Team has BPI ECAD certified auditors approved by Austin Energy to perform these audits for you. The cost and time required for an audit can vary, and depends primarily on the size of the home, or the number of different floor plans and buildings in a multi-family complex.

Multi-Family Dwellings

Improving energy efficiency can increase the value of multi-family properties, increase tenant satisfaction by lowering energy bills, and help tenants choose properties that are energy efficient. During a Multi-family ECAD audit, the following items will be checked:

  • Duct system pressure testing;
  • Identification of each window that receives more than 1 hour of direct sunlight each day;
  • Inspection and measurement of attic insulation in the top of each building.

Upon completion of the audit, we will provide the building owner with a written report and submit a copy directly to Austin Energy. If you need additional information about the Austin Energy Conservation Audit and Disclosure ordinance specific to Multi-family buildings, please visit Austin Energy Multi-Family ECAD Ordinance.

Single Family Homes

A single family ECAD audit is required for certain homes prior to resale. If you need additional information about the Austin Energy Conservation Audit and Disclosure ordinance specific to Multi-family buildings, please visit Austin Energy Single Family ECAD Ordinance.

An ECAD audit for a single family home varies somewhat from a multi-family audit. The following items will be inspected during this audit:

  • Inspects and measures the attic insulation in multiple areas
  • Pressure tests the duct system and assesses its condition and adequacy
  • Examines heating and cooling equipment
  • Inspects weather stripping around exterior doors, plumbing penetrations beneath sinks, and air tightness of attic entries
  • Identifies and measures the amount of glass in windows that receive more than one hour of direct sunlight each day

The results of this audit will be provided directly to Austin Energy and the homeowner. The homeowner can then provide copies to prospective buyers.