Sparhawk Group was hired to provide a Level I energy audit for West Haven, a seven-building apartment complex located in Apex, NC. A Level I audit provides a high-level energy use analysis which may include cost estimates, percentage utility savings, potential financial incentives available, and priority-ranked energy conservation measures for implementation. With many variables involved in the purchase and redevelopment of a property, these services are designed to consider the needs of multiple stakeholders, priorities, and operational goals to develop the scope of work that best fits the project budget.
A full suite of energy conservation measures was recommended at West Haven, including:
- Air-source heat pump replacement
- Heat pump hot water heater installation
- Duct cleaning
- Full air-sealing scope
- Attic insulation
- Window replacement
- Exterior lighting upgrade
- Water saving device installation
- Laundry facilities update
The owner is using these recommendations to develop the total project scope and as part of their long-term operational projections. Sparhawk Group will further assist in the development and securing of project incentives depending on the final scope of work.