Energy, Utility, Weatherization Checklist

In searching for a checklist to serve my purposes, I’ve run across many that are regional, generic, focused on the home, etc. They are all good, but not geared so much for the low southwestern US desert, nor for a blend of commercial & residential structures that I was searching for. Please visit our other blog post to see why we should weatherize.

Below is my quick list of things that come to mind while also considering lists that are available from the internet. Other trades such as mechanical or electrical should have lists that are much more comprehensive to their specific trade.

Your comments and suggestions are welcome.

Energy/Utility/Weatherization Checklist

Topic/Item                                                         Y/N/NA Measures Needed for Improved Efficiency

Exterior Site
1.    Excessive Paving
2.    High % of Lawn
3.    Low % of Landscaping
4.    Low water use plants/trees
5.    Shade From Trees
6.    Shade From Plants (1′ gap)
7.    Shade From Structures
8.    Shade From Wall Panels (1′ gap)
9.    Shade at Entrances
10.    Shade at Exits
11.    Light Wall Color
12.    Drainage to Landscaping
13.    Drip Irrigation
14.    Irrigation Time-clock
15.    Leaky Hose Bibs
16.    Shade at A/C Compressors
17.    Patio Material
18.    Patio Color
19.    Patio Cover
20.
Exterior Lighting
1.    Parking – Wattage
2.    Building – Wattage
3.    Paths – Wattage
4.    Photo cell Working
5.    Timer Settings
6.
Exterior Doors
1.    Insulated
2.    Weather-stripping
3.    Properly Sealed
4.    Door Bottom Seal
5.    Threshold Damage
6.    Closer
7.    Light Color
8.
Exterior Windows
1.    Leaks or Gaps
2.    Insulated
3.    Tinted/Reflective
4.    Film
5.    Shaded
6.    Blinds (White)
7.    Excessive Glass
8.
Exterior Pipes
1.    Insulated
2.    Caulk Penetrations
3.
Exterior Ducts
1.    Sealed
2.    Insulated
3.
Exterior Roof
1.    Light color/White
2.    Insulation Above Deck (R-_____)
3.    Caulk Penetrations
4.
Exterior Walls
1.    Exterior Material
2.    Core Material
3.    Interior Material
4.    Seal Penetrations
5.
Ceilings
1.    Material
2.    Insulation (R-____)
3.    Caulk Penetrations
4.
Skylights
1.    Key Locations
2.    Insulated
3.
Lighting
1.    LED Exit Lights
2.    CFL
3.    Can Lights IC rated
4.    Incandescent
5.    3-way lights
6.    Fluorescent T-8
7.    Fluorescent T-5
8.    LED
9.    Task Lighting
10.    EnergyStar
11.    Reduce Quantity
12.    Fixture
13.    Fixture
14.    Fixture
15.    Fixture
16.
Switching
1.    Dual Switching
2.    Zone Control
3.    Dimmers
4.    Occupancy Sensors
HVAC
1.    Zones
2.    T-Stat Located away from diffusers & equip.
3.    Programmable Thermostats
4.    Make-up Air
5.    Fresh Air
6.    Clean Filters
7.    Ducts Sealed
8.    Air Flow
9.    Ceiling Fans (raise T-Stats 4°F)
10.    Exhaust Fan Control
11.    Service Equipment
12.    Old Equipment
13.
Electrical
1.    Transformers Vented
2.    Electric Hand Dryers
3.    Outlets Sealed & Insulated
4.    Power Strips Utilized
5.
Water Fixtures
1.    Waterless Urinal
2.    Low Flow Urinal
3.    Low Flow Toilet
4.    Dual Flush Toilet
5.    Low Flow Faucet
6.    Motion Sensor Faucet
7.    Leaky Faucets
8.    Low Flow Shower Head
9.    Hot Water Set to 115°F
10.    Water Heater Insulated
11.    Tankless W.H.
12.
Equipment
1.            □ EnergyStar
2.            □ EnergyStar
3.            □ EnergyStar
4.            □ EnergyStar
5.            □ EnergyStar
6.            □ EnergyStar
7.            □ EnergyStar
8.            □ EnergyStar
9.            □ EnergyStar
10.          □ EnergyStar
11.    Exhaust Hood interlocked with Make-up Air
12.    A/C Shuts Off when Loading Doors Open
13.
Attic
1.    Insulation
2.    Vapor Barrier Under Insulation
3.    Hatch Insulated
4.    Radiant Barrier
5.    Sealed
6.    Vented
7.

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