There are three levels of energy audits recognized by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).
The levels, beginning with Level 1, are ranked based on how intense they are and the outcome you can expect from the audit.
What Is an ASHRAE Level 2 Audit?
Level 2 audits begin with everything that’s included in a Level 1 audit, but offers more intensive data collection and reporting.
Some common tasks that are part of an ASHRAE Level 2 audit include:
- Energy consumption is broken down by end-use to help identify areas with the most opportunity for improved efficiency
- Utility rates are analyzed to find opportunities to secure a lower rate
- Important building personnel are interviewed for insight into building operations, areas of potential problems, and define financial and non-financial goals for the audit
An ASHRAE Level 2 audit provides enough data that your business can justify implementing a project that promotes energy savings without the need to collect and analyze extra data.
When Should You Complete a Level 2 Audit?
A Level 2 audit is for businesses that want to improve energy efficiency, learn about how their building functions as a whole, and identify the energy reduction projects that will provide the best return on investment (ROI).
Auditing Software for ASHRAE Audits
You can conduct your own ASHRAE audits faster, more accurately, and more easily with the right tools. With EMAT Field Auditor, you can keep all your notes, photos, and measurements organized with our cloud-based app. Reduce mistakes and confusion, decrease the amount of time spent, and save yourself headaches over traditional energy auditing methods. Schedule a demo today!