Using remote/virtual methods for home energy audits webinar

Start: Friday, December 11, 2020 at 13:00

End: Friday, December 11, 2020

Weekly Discovery Session with Efficiency Canada & Friends

Discovery Session webinars will consist of a 20 minute presentation followed by a 25 minute community discussion (Q&A) for a total of 45 minutes. Details on each week's session topic and speaker(s) can be found at


EfficiencyOne is exploring the use of virtual home assessments for lead-generation in its whole-home energy efficiency program (based on EnerGuide). Virtual Audits are touchless, data-driven assessments generated without or with minimal involvement from the homeowner.

The next phase of this project will be substituting the traditional EnerGuide assessment with a remote audit. Remote audits will be conducted by energy advisors via videocalls. In E1’s experience, energy use estimates from remote audit assessment models achieve acceptable accuracy for certain situations, and could offer other benefits such as reduced costs, reduce time to complete an assessment, and increased accuracy of energy use estimates when paired with utility billing data.