Energy, Water, & Indoor Air Quality Audits

As your sustainability partner, CD Sonter offers several audit services to ensure your property is in compliance with industry best practices and meeting your own internal sustainability goals. We perform Level 1 energy, carbon, and water audits, alternatively called a simple audit, a screening audit, or a walkthrough audit. We also perform indoor air quality inspections and testing.

We Provide Quality Assurance Through Our:

Energy, Carbon, & Water Audit

Energy, Carbon, and Water Audit Reports are required for BOMA BEST® Certification. Our Energy, Carbon, and Water Audit scope of work is compliant with the BEST Practice requirements. Our service encompasses:

  • An onsite visit;
  • Interviews with site operating personnel;
  • Energy and water consumption analysis through monthly utility bill analysis and benchmarking;
  • Greenhouse gas inventory and carbon emission history for each carbon source as well as carbon emissions benchmarking;
  • Assessment and summary of major energy-consuming and water-consuming equipment and systems in the building;
  • Proposed low- and no-cost energy conservation, water conservation, and carbon reduction measures.

The Energy and Carbon Management Plan included within our audits also meets BOMA BEST® Baseline requirements.

    Indoor Air Quality Assessment

    Properties that complete an annual indoor air quality audit are eligible to receive credit in the BOMA BEST® Certification program. Assessments must be conducted by a competent individual to confirm that the parameters set out in the building’s Indoor Air Quality Monitoring Plan are being met. Our Indoor Air Quality Assessments are compliant with BOMA BEST® 4.0 standards, and include:

    • Measurement of key indoor air quality parameters at representative locations throughout the building, including both base-building and tenant spaces.
    • Sampling measurements include:
      • Carbon Dioxide;
      • Carbon Monoxide;
      • Particulate Matter;
      • Relative Humidity;
      • Temperature; and
      • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).
    • Visual inspection of all main and representative supplementary heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems to confirm good hygiene.
    • Suggested corrective actions to remedy any indoor air quality issues identified in the audit.