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Hancock Software HEAT Energy Audit

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Hancock’s HEAT Energy Audit Tool is an energy auditing app for the iPad that energy models single family and manufactured homes. HEAT works offline, disconnected from the internet, enabling you to weatherize in remote areas. It holds the data until you are connected to the internet again, and then syncs with an online workflow system. HEAT is approved by the Department of Energy for full house energy audits, but can also be used in “quick audit” mode. Take photos with mobile devices or cameras, these photos are integrated into the electronic audit tool and viewed through an online gallery.

HEAT gathers many different kinds of data in the field, but the best part is the data entry fields and picklists are customizable through an online interface.

HEAT Features:
Electronic Signatures for client documents
Supports single family and manufactured home Energy Modeling, Priority List or Quick Audits
Customize data entry
Diagnostic testing (worst case depressurization, indoor air quality tests, duct cfm, ASHRAE 62.2-2013, Manual J equivalent)
Client Education Reports
Questionnaires
Health and Safety measures
SIR calculations
All building types -- single family, mobile home, multi-family (coming in summer of 2017)
Work Orders
Inventory Management
Quality Control Post Inspections on Mobile
Frequently updated with the industry’s latest requirements

URL: http://www.hancocksoftware.com/

Expertise Required: 

A HEAT video training series will teach any skill level how to use Hancock's HEAT energy audit app for Quick Audits or whole-house energy modeling.

Audience: 

Utilities, Weatherization Programs, Community Action Agencies, Energy Efficiency Contractors

Input: 

House Dimensions
Weather Location
Envelope
Blower Door Tests
Heating, Cooling and Zonal Systems
KWH Appliances

Optional:

Pressure Pan Duct Testing
Worst Case Depressurization
ASHRAE 62.2 calculators

Output: 

Energy Savings
Peak Demand Savings
SIR calculations
Easy-to-understand Home Owner Reports
Multi-scenario reporting

Strengths: 

Simple, easy-to-use
Runs offline on mobile tablets
Energy modeling calculations approved by the Department of Energy
Customizable for any type of efficiency program

Country: 
USA
Major Capabilities: 
Whole-building Energy Simulation
Energy Conservation Measures
Building Energy Auditing
Language: 
English
Platform: 
Windows
Mac OS X
Web/Saas
Pricing: 
Free To Try
Help and Support: 
Free Email Support
Free Phone Support
Last Software Update: 
21 June 2016
Last Entry Update: 
31 October 2016
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