Making building audits more efficient and more accurate isn’t just some problem we stumbled into. We have a passion for overcoming this challenge because we lived it. Before starting EMPEQ, Herb Dwyer and Derek LaClair did over 300 energy audits and built energy models on >$250M commercial energy efficiency projects, respectively. All too often Herb would be up on a roof with his pen and legal pad getting sunburned while he was triple checking the 23-character serial number of an RTU. And Derek would regularly be in the middle of building an energy model when he’d need to ask Herb to translate his awful handwriting so he could decipher the SEER rating of an AC unit. The breaking point came when we needed to send Herb, Derek, and two engineers on four separate trips to the same customer’s building to recapture information we missed or wrote down incorrectly the first time through.