Need a City of Austin ECAD Audit? As of 2009 most homes inside the City of Austin require an ECAD audit at the time of sale. Let one of our BPI certified Energy Auditors guide you through the process.
Property owners can use ECAD audit results to help improve energy efficiency of homes and buildings, therefore protecting the environment and saving money.
Since energy efficiency makes buildings more distinct and attractive in a competitive real estate market, ECAD also serves as an effective tool for owners looking to make sound building improvements.
Furthermore, ECAD audit results reveal potential hidden costs associated with the ongoing building maintenance, clarifying the cost of a property prior to completing a real estate transaction. ECAD empowers informed property sellers and buyers to implement energy efficiency measures and increase environmental sustainability.
ECAD helps meet some of the goals established in the Austin Energy Resource, Generation, and Climate Protection Plan (pdf), such as:
• Attain energy efficiency savings equal to at least 1,200 MW annually through energy efficiency and demand response initiatives.
• Achieve 100% carbon-free electricity generation by 2035.
Effective June 1, 2009, a city of Austin ordinance requires homes within the city limits, 10 years or older, that receive services from Austin Energy and are on the market for sale, to have an ECAD (Energy Conservation Audit & Disclosure) audit completed by a certified auditor prior to the property being closed and sold
ECAD is a law similar to other energy ordinances in the nation and the world. Non-compliance with ECAD is a Class C misdemeanor with fines from $500 to $2,000. Anyone may file violations with the City of Austin Municipal Courts for review and action.
Since 2009 we have provided homeowners with over 15,000 ECAD Audits. All our technicians are BPI certified Building Analysts and registered with the City of Austin. Selling your home can be stressful, at AES we pride ourselves in taking the stress out of the ECAD Audit process.