Developed with support from the Department of Energy, the Building Life Cycle Tool tool offers municipalities and energy service providers a transparent, cost-effective approach to collecting and structuring building energy audit data in a standardized way. The Building Life Cycle Tool guides users in the collection of the most relevant building information that can be used to assess strategies for upgrading the building to run more efficiently. Users are guided by a dynamic survey for collecting data on the most important building Systems (e.g. HVAC, Ventilation, Lighting Systems) and relevant Measures (e.g. Boiler Improvements, Lighting Upgrades). In this way, users can follow a standardized approach for collecting initial Building Audit data, as each system and measure is defined by a set of associated, standardized fields.
Life Cycle Tool