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What is a home energy audit from Viridiant?

It’s not something you pass or fail. It’s an opportunity to improve your home and save money. Our staff are independent construction experts. We don’t sell windows, heat pumps, insulation, or solar panels. We work for you, to develop your smartest plan to save money, improve comfort, manage moisture, and cut carbon. We can also recommend preferred contractors as needed.

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See which program you qualify for and fill out our questionnaire form below to request a home energy audit.

Dominion Home Energy Assessment

  1. Cost: $0
  2. Time in home: 30-60 minutes
  3. Includes:
    • Dominion’s RHEA program report on expected savings and additional rebates
    • Installation of LED lightbulbs and hot water-saving products as appropriate.
    • Access to a licensed energy expert during visit (we’re glad to answer questions as we tour the home)
    • Qualifies home for additional rebates from Dominion

Walk-Through Energy Audit with Utility Rebate

  1. Cost: $45
  2. Time in home: 2 hours for most homes
  3. Includes:
    • Dominion’s RHEA program report on expected savings and additional rebates
    • Installation of LED lightbulbs and hot water-saving products as appropriate
    • Access to a licensed energy expert during visit (we’re glad to answer questions as we tour the home)
    • Qualifies home for additional rebates from Dominion
    • Top-to-bottom inspection of the home: attics, crawlspaces, basements, water heating, doors, windows, insulation, HVAC, solar potential, ductwork, etc.
    • Utility bill analysis
    • Viridiant’s detailed report of prioritized recommendations – from zero- and low-cost to major upgrades – covering safety, energy costs, durability, and air quality
    • Viridiant’s add-on diagnostic services are available with this option

Walk-Through Energy Audit without Utility Rebate

  1. Cost: $250
  2. Time in home: 2 hours for most homes
  3. Includes:
    • Top-to-bottom inspection of the home: attics, crawlspaces, basements, water heating, doors, windows, insulation, HVAC, solar potential, ductwork, etc.
    • Access to energy expert during visit (we love questions)
    • Utility bill analysis
    • Viridiant’s detailed report of prioritized recommendations – from zero- and low-cost to major upgrades – covering safety, energy costs, durability, and air quality
    • Viridiant’s add-on diagnostic services are available with this option

Additional Diagnostic Services During Your In-Home Audit

Infrared Scan

Our energy auditors use infrared technology to find weak spots in your home’s thermal envelope. This will be shared within your comprehensive report. This service is weather dependent.

Blower Door Test

Our energy auditors will measure how drafty your home is and highlight problem areas that should be addressed.

Duct Leakage Testing

Our energy auditors will measure the amount of heated/cooled air you pay for that doesn’t reach the registers. This price is for the main system only.

 

Hear what our clients have to say!

As a conservation professional, energy efficiency is very important to me and I got an energy audit with Viridiant soon after moving. As a first time homebuyer, learning the ins and outs of our home’s energy consumption was daunting but Andrew really broke it down for us in a way that was understandable and engaging. The prioritized report provided afterwards was comprehensive but easy to navigate and we will definitely refer to it often. I found the whole process fascinating and am looking forward to making the recommended improvements to our home!

Danielle, Richmond Resident

Andrew’s knowledge of 1930’s homes was really helpful. He was able to identify a number of easy fixes, as well as help talk us through accomplishing the more intensive ones. As new homeowners, his encouraging demeanor was so lovely. We felt comfortable asking questions and trusted his recommendations. We have continued to use him as a resource as we move forward with solar installation.

Amber, Richmond Resident

Andrew was incredibly knowledgeable. I learned a lot about my own home just from walking around my house with him. The comprehensive list on how to become net zero is what I find most valuable. I plan to do several of the suggestions immediately and then continue to work my way down the list over time.

Christie, Richmond Resident

One of the best decisions as a new homeowner. Get the energy audit early so you can budget to make any updates needed to increase efficiency!

James, Henrico Resident

Andrew’s breadth of knowledge of historic homes was immediately evident during our consultation, giving guidance on our highest priority items (along with an idea of the most affordable items to hit first). With his experience in historic homes dating back to living in on in the Fan while attending VCU, Andrew had a wealth of knowledge to share about our new 107 year old home and how we could improve its environmental impact.

Tyler, Richmond Resident

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