1. Heating and Cooling System.
Check for air leaks, adequate insulation, and energy-efficient heating/cooling units.
2. Appliances and Electronics.
Evaluate the efficiency of electronic devices such as computers and TVs, as well as large appliances like refrigerators, stoves, dishwashers, and washers/dryers.
Inspect lighting fixtures to ensure they are using efficient lighting sources such as LED or Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFLs).
4. Water Usage.
Assess water usage throughout the facility to determine if any changes can be made to reduce consumption.
5. Windows, Doors, and Insulation.
The window and door frames must be inspected for air leaks or cracks. Insulation should be checked for any gaps around doors, windows, and vents.
6. Air Leaks and Vents.
Air ducts should be inspected for any loose or disconnected components. Ventilation systems should be checked for proper operation and efficiency.
Check for any air leaks around the thermostat and verify that all settings are set to the desired levels and allow for programmable temperature control.
8. Building Automation System.
Verify that the system is integrated with all of the heating, cooling, and lighting systems, and check for any outdated components or software that could be hindering efficiency.