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In an effort to promote best practices in energy audits and to fill a void in available information on everything from how to hire an auditor to what to look for in an audit report, ASHRAE released updated guidance in late 2011.
Jim Kelsey, P.E. is a principal at kW Engineering and a principal author of “Procedures for Commercial Building Energy Audits, Second Edition” which was written in collaboration with a group of experienced energy auditors and ASHRAE members. He spoke with Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Editor-in-Chief of Healthcare Building Ideas, about the updated version of the book and how its guidance can be applied to healthcare facilities.
In this first part of a two-part series, Kelsey explores the reasons behind the update to ASHRAE’s guide, why energy audits should be pursued, and how healthcare facilities should prepare for the process.