An Easy Alternative to Traditional Energy Audits
The POAH Fairweather property in Danvers, Massachusetts, was selected to test EZ Retrofit. Built in 1964, Fairweather Danvers is a five-story property with 44 units in a mix of studio and one-bedroom apartments. “EZ Retrofit is a great tool for involving site staff in the building assessment process,” says Ast. “Property managers live and breathe Excel, so they’re very comfortable using EZ Retrofit. The maintenance supervisor at Fairweather Danvers was able to answer 90 percent of the EZ Retrofit EZ Path questions right off the top of his head.” To gather the other data needed, Ast and the Fairweather Danvers maintenance supervisor walked around the building, noting the number of lighting fixtures, age of boilers, and other key systems data.