LEED-EB Certification – Energy Audits
Abraxas and our strategic partners are here to support your goal of achieving LEED-EB certification. Regardless of whom you choose to facilitate your LEED-EB certification process, we can integrate our engineering services to help you reduce consumption and cut costs.
ASHRAE Level 1 – Walk Through Analysis
In the ASHRAE Level 1 energy audit, we report how much in energy and energy costs can be saved from the energy conservation opportunities we find. We often perform ASHRAE Level 1 energy audits for clients who are seeking LEED-EB certification status.
ASHRAE Level 1 energy audits are required as a prerequisite to attain LEED-EB certification status.
ASHRAE Level 2 – Energy Survey and Analysis
ASHRAE Level 2 energy audits are more detailed than Level 1 energy audits. We often perform ASHRAE Level 2 energy audits for clients who are seeking LEED-EB certification status. ASHRAE Level 2 energy audits are sometimes selected by our clients as it is less expensive than Retro-Commissioning.
ASHRAE Level 2 energy audits are worth 2 points (LEED-EB Credit 2.1, Option B)
Retro-Commissioning (RCx) focuses on non-capital-intensive energy conservation opportunities. RCx requires more in-depth investigation of the building’s HVAC system and requires extensive data logging and energy audit analysis.
RCx is worth 2 points (LEED-EB Credit EA 2.1, Option A)
From our Energy Audits and/or Retro-Commissioning work, you may be able to increase your Energy Star® Rating and gain up to 12 points (LEED-EB Credit EA 1)
Abraxas Energy Consulting believes businesses benefit financially by continually improving their management of energy resources, and the environment benefits from reduced levels of related pollution. We are proud to offer services and products that can assist businesses who have committed to the goals of Energy Star.