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1 This questionnaire matches the one you can use to perform an online energy audit of your business. You complete the online questionnaire, or if you prefer, you can print this form and answer the questions off-line. If you do this, just return to the website and enter the answers to these questions to receive your online Business Energy Profile report. General Information 1) Approximately how many employees work in this facility during normal business hours? Full Time Part Time 2) What is the primary activity at this facility? Sales (retail/customer outlet/merchandising) Business offices (headquarters, bank, insurance, etc.) Lodging (small hotel, motel, apartment, etc.) Restaurant Convenience store/small grocery store Storage (warehouse, garage, furniture, parking, hanger, etc.) Multi-family single metered (dormitory) Assembly (church, auditorium, theater, etc.) School 3) About how many hours per day is the business open? 4) About how many days per week is the business open? 5) In what year was the facility built? 6) How many years have you occupied this facility? 7) If this building is a hotel/motel, how many units does it have? 8) If this facility is a hotel/motel, what is the average annual occupancy rate? ( 0%, 10%, 20%, 30%, 40%, 50%, 60%, 70%, 80%, 90%, 100%) Copyright - Enercom, Inc. Page 1

2 Structural Info 1) What is the average ceiling height in feet? 2) Estimate the following R-Values. Exterior Walls (3, 4, 5, 30) Ceiling/Roof (3, 4, 5, 30) Energy Depot for Business 3) About what percentage of your wall area is common to other buildings? (0%, 10%, 20%, 30%, 40%, 50%, 60%, 70%, 80%, 90%, 100%) 4) About what percentage of the exposed exterior wall area is glass? (0%, 10%, 20%, 30%, 40%, 50%, 60%, 70%, 80%, 90%, 100%) 5) About what percentage of the total square footage is currently used? (0%, 10%, 20%, 30%, 40%, 50%, 60%, 70%, 80%, 90%, 100%) 6) What is the total square footage of the facility? (Required) 7) How many floors are in your facility? 8) Are most of the windows in your facility Single, Double or Triple Paned? Single Double Triple 9) In considering air infiltration (leakage), which one best describes this facility? (Required) Loose Medium Tight 10) Do most of your windows have tinted or reflective glass? Copyright - Enercom, Inc. Page 2

3 Heating System 1) What is the primary energy type used by this heating equipment? (Required) Electricity Natural gas 2) What type of equipment is used to heat the largest square footage of this facility? (Required) Hot Water Boiler Steam Boiler Electric Heat Pump Electric Baseboard Heaters Unit Heaters Furnace Packaged Heating / Cooling Unit Radiant Heaters ne 3) At what temperature are most of the thermostats set for heating this facility during the following hours? (Required) (55, 56, 57, 80 ) F During working (open) hours (55, 56, 57, 80 ) F During non-working (closed) hours 4) What is the age (in years) of your heating equipment? (Required) Years 5) What is the COP or efficiency of the heating system? COP (if unit is heat pump) (1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 3.5, Don t know) Efficiency (all others) (50 or below, 51-55, 56-60, , Don t know) 6) Does the heating system have a programmable thermostat or computerized energy management system? Copyright - Enercom, Inc. Page 3

4 Cooling System 1) What is the primary energy type used by the cooling equipment? (Required) Electricity Natural gas 2) What type of equipment is used to air condition the largest square footage of this facility? (Required) Electric Window / Wall Unit(s) Central Air Handling with Refrigerant Cooling Central Air Handling with Chilled Water Cooling Electric Heat Pump Packaged Heating / Cooling Unit ne 3) At what temperature are most of the thermostats usually set for cooling this facility during the following hours? (Required) (60, 61, 62, 85 ) F During working (open) hours (60, 61, 62, 85 ) F During non-working (closed) hours 4) What is the age (in years) of your cooling system? (Required) 5) What is the operating efficiency or EER (SEER or EER) of your cooling equipment? Efficiency (if gas fueled) (40 or below, 41-45, 46-50, 51-55, 71-75, Don t know) EER (if electric fueled) (5, 6, 7, 15, Don t know) 6) Does the cooling equipment have a programmable clock thermostat or computerized energy management system? 7) If this facility does not use a programmable clock thermostat or computerized energy management system, are the indoor blower(s)/air handler(s) turned off at night? Copyright - Enercom, Inc. Page 4

5 Water Heating 1) Please provide the following information regarding the type(s) of water heating equipment used in this facility (for up to four water heaters). Energy Type 1 Electric Heat Pump Gas Solar ne 2 Electric Heat Pump Gas Solar ne 3 Electric Heat Pump Gas Solar ne 4 Electric Heat Pump Gas Solar ne Tank Size (Gallon) Age (Years) 2) Are the majority of the water heaters located in conditioned (heated or cooled) areas? 3) Are most of the water heaters either high efficiency or wrapped with insulated blankets? 4) What is the average hot water temperature? ( F) ( , , , , Don t know) Copyright - Enercom, Inc. Page 5

6 Refrig. & Freezers 1) Please indicate the following information about your refrigerators and freezers (up to four groups). Combine similar units if necessary. Equipment Type 1 Home Refrigerator Home Freezer Commercial Refrigerator Commercial Freezer Walk-in Refrigerator Walk-in Freezer 2 Home Refrigerator Home Freezer Commercial Refrigerator Commercial Freezer Walk-in Refrigerator Walk-in Freezer 3 Home Refrigerator Home Freezer Commercial Refrigerator Commercial Freezer Walk-in Refrigerator Walk-in Freezer 4 Home Refrigerator Home Freezer Commercial Refrigerator Commercial Freezer Walk-in Refrigerator Walk-in Freezer No. Units Size (Cu. Ft.) Yr. (Age) Gasket Condition Good Fair Poor Good Fair Poor Good Fair Poor Good Fair Poor Efficiency High Efficiency High Efficiency High Efficiency High Efficiency Defrost Type Manual Frost Free Manual Frost Free Manual Frost Free Manual Frost Free 2) Are the refrigeration compartment(s) exposed to sunlight for more than three (3) hours during the day? 3) If you have a commercial walk-in refrigerator or freezer, do they each have refrigerator or freezer curtains in them? 4) Are the refrigerator or freezer doors open more than 25 times per day? Copyright - Enercom, Inc. Page 6

7 Indoor Lighting 1) Enter the number of lamps and the average wattage per lamp used for indoor lighting in the facility. Note, be sure to indicate the number of lamps, not fixtures, as many fixtures contain multiple lamps. Lamp Type Number In Use Avg Wattage Incandescent Compact Fluorescent 4ft Fluorescent 8ft Fluorescent Mercury Vapor Metal Halide Low Pressure Sodium High Pressure Sodium Ballast Type Energy Efficient Electronic Energy Efficient Electronic 2) About how many hours per week lights are on (including weekends)? Copyright - Enercom, Inc. Page 7

8 Outdoor Lighting 1) Please enter the number of lamps and average wattage per lamp used for outdoor lighting in this facility. Be sure to indicate the number of lamps, not fixtures, as many fixtures contain multiple lamps. Lamp Type Number In Use Avg Wattage Incandescent Compact Fluorescent 4ft Fluorescent 8ft Fluorescent Mercury Vapor Metal Halide Low Pressure Sodium High Pressure Sodium Ballast Type Energy Efficient Electronic Energy Efficient Electronic 2) How are the exterior lights controlled? Manual Control Timer Photocell Motion Detector 3) About how many hours per week are your exterior lights on (including weekends)? Copyright - Enercom, Inc. Page 8

9 Kitchen 1) Approximately how many meals are cooked daily in your facility? 2) About what percent of meals are cooked with a microwave? (0%, 10%, 20%, 30%, 40%, 50%, 60%, 70%, 80%, 90%, 100%) 3) What type of energy does your oven / range use? Electricity Natural Gas ne 4) If your oven / range uses natural gas, does it have a constantly burning pilot light? Office Equipment 1) How many computers or data terminals do you have? Computers Data terminals 2) How many copiers do you have? 3) About what percentage of your computers or data terminals are left on at night? (0%, 10%, 20%, 30%, 40%, 50%, 60%, 70%, 80%, 90%, 100%) Copyright - Enercom, Inc. Page 9

10 Laundry 1) Does your facility use laundry equipment? 2) How many pounds of laundry are done per day? lbs/day 3) How many gas dryers does your facility use? 4) How many electric dryers does your facility use? 5) How many washers does your facility use? Swimming Pools 1) What is the size (in horsepower) of the pool filter pump? (.25HP,.50HP,.75HP, 1HP, 1.25HP, 1.50HP, 1.75HP) 2) What is the size / type of pool heater used to heat the pool (if any)? Small electric (1.5 kw) Medium electric (6.0 kw) Large electric (11 kw) Small gas / propane (25,000 BTU) Medium gas / propane (150,000 BTU) Large gas / propane (460,000 BTU) 3) About how many hours per week, in each season, does the pool filter pump operate? Enter a whole number between 0 and 168. Spring hrs/wk Summer hrs/wk Fall hrs/wk Winter hrs/wk 4) About how many hours per week, in each season, does the pool heater operate? Enter a whole number between 0 and 168. Spring hrs/wk Summer hrs/wk Fall hrs/wk Winter hrs/wk Copyright - Enercom, Inc. Page 10

11 Spas Energy Depot for Business 1) What size / type of heater is used to heat the hot tub or spa? Small electric (1.5 kw) Medium electric (6.0 kw) Large electric (11 kw) Small gas / propane (25,000 BTU) Medium gas / propane (150,000 BTU) Large gas / propane (460,000 BTU) ne 2) About how many hours per week does the hot tub /spa water heater operate? Enter a whole number between 0 and 168. hrs/wk 3) What is the size (in horsepower) of the water pump on the hot tub / spa? (.25HP,.50HP,.75HP, 1HP, 1.25HP, 1.50HP, 1.75HP) 4). About how many hours per week does the hot tub filter pump operate? Enter a whole number between 0 and 168. hrs/wk 5) Is the hot tub covered at night? Elevators/Escalators 1) How many single-story escalators do you have? 2) How many two-story escalators do you have? 3) How many elevators do you have? 4) If you have an escalator, is it turned off after normal business hours? Copyright - Enercom, Inc. Page 11

12 Seasonal Loads Please enter any major equipment used on a seasonal basis not already included or covered in this questionnaire (up to 4 items allowed). Examples might include dehumidifiers used seasonally, irrigation pumps for landscape watering, sump pumps or equipment used for special events. If you have multiple units of the same type, combine them into one group. Equipment Name Power Unit Size Season Hours/Months Spring Summer Fall Winter Spring Summer Fall Winter Spring Summer Fall Winter Spring Summer Fall Winter Other Major Loads Please list and describe any other major energy loads not already covered or included in this questionnaire that may impact your gas or electric bill (up to 4). If multiple units, combine them into one group. Equipment Name Power Unit Size Hours/Months Copyright - Enercom, Inc. Page 12

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