With the proliferation of smart phones, tablets, Ipads® and other small mobile devices the ability to conduct a commercial or residential energy audit has become highly automated. Wireless digital manometers and sophisticated blower fan motor controllers make it possible to remotely monitor and/or control infiltration tests. Infrared (thermal) imaging cameras are getting smaller, lighter and, most important of all, less expensive. Add all of these recent developments together and it is now possible to perform complicated energy tests on-site that were only fantasies just a few short years ago.
EnergyAudit.mobi is dedicated to encouraging advancements in these technologies as we march toward smaller, more intelligent mobile devices and the related software methodologies involved. EnergyAudit.mobi also offers monitored discussions regarding the usage of these devices. As with most monitored discussion websites, EnergyAudit.mobi will not allow product bashing, blatant sales pitches, foul language or any form of personal attacks to occur. The communication policies are fully described in the “Policies & Procedures” section of this website.
In the interest of full disclosure, there is a companion Linkedin group that ties with this website entitled, “Automating Energy Audits, Ratings & Entire Energy Retrofits” that is monitored by Ken Riead. There is also a subgroup that is entitled, “Recommended Equipment for Automating Audits-Ratings”. These groups can be accessed using the social media icons on this website or by logging into Linkedin.com and searching for these groups by name.
It is our hope that you find value in this website and encourage you to share your thoughts and experiences in the mobile energy auditing field. We also will cover the latest developments in energy programs, green programs and energy code inspection & verification using various approved protocols, such as Home Energy Rating Systems (HERS) ratings and other energy scoring tools.