10 Sep '12, 2pm

How much can we expect to pay for an energy audit? Is there some benchmark pricing based on square footage?

Energy audit pricing fluctuates broadly based on who is providing the audit and why they are providing it. Basically, there are two options: independent raters , who perform audits as a third party for their livelihood, and building performance contractors , who perform audits with the intent of discovering energy upgrade work for them to perform (my firm falls into category 2). Pricing Since contractors have the end goal of actual upgrade work, they typically charge a lower price (because they are simply trying to break even on the audit). It is also common for the energy audit fee to be credited towards signed upgrade work. I see prices range from roughly $199-599 depending on the depth of the audit. Since independent raters need to survive based on audit work alone, and they also typically perform a more comprehensive audit, I'd expect their pricing to range between $29...

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