04 Apr '12, 1pm

Retroficiency offers a quick solution for energy audits

Retroficiency offers a quick solution for energy audits

As a private equity investor, Bennett Fisher spent 10 years buying and selling properties. He found that the 30-day escrow period was not enough time to properly assess the buildings' energy efficiency, unless buyers spent large sums on the process. He also kept hearing how owners wanted to make their buildings more energy efficient, since their investors or tenants demanded it. Energy efficiency evaluation for commercial buildings typically is a drawn-out, costly process where building professionals spend long periods walking the building as they assess and research ways to save energy. With more than one-third of buildings in the U.S eligible for retrofits, Fisher felt there weren't enough auditors and engineers to tap the potential and there had to be a more efficient way of going about it. "There's a $400 billion market for retrofits and only a portion of that is looke...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2012/04/04/retroficiency-off...

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