First, I’m not Resnet, BPI or anything energy certified, but I have a good friend that owns two commercial properties. Both are apartment complexes built from the same plans and by the same contractor.
He asked my thoughts on utility issues with the two. One uses significantly more energy than the other. Now he agrees that could be partially due to tenant issues, but he thinks there might be something else causing the problem. He wants me to look around and see if I can detect or see possible causes.
My problem is that I have no thermal camera, blower door or other specialized equipment, just basic HI tools. This is most likely a pro bono gig and just a favor for a friend. Thoughts on getting to the root of this usage issue? No- moving everyone out into the street for a month to investigate nominal usage is not a possibility! NEXT…thanks for any thoughts or help!