Department of Energy (DOE) Rules & Guidance on Audits
DOE has established rules and guidance on Energy Audit usage, as below.
10 CFR § 440.21 - Weatherization materials standards and energy audit procedures
Paragraphs (d) and (e) of this section describe the cost-effectiveness tests that weatherization materials must pass before they may be installed in an eligible dwelling unit. Paragraph (f) of this section lists the other energy audit requirements that do not pertain to cost-effectiveness tests of weatherization materials. Paragraphs (g) and (h) of this section describe the use of priority lists and presumptively cost-effective general heat waste reduction materials as part of a State's energy audit procedures. Paragraph (i) of this section explains that a State's energy audit procedures and priority lists must be re-approved by DOE every five years.
WPN 04-3 - DOE-APPROVED ENERGY AUDITS FOR THE WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
December 23, 2003 - To inform the network which States have had their energy audit procedures and priority lists re-approved by DOE as required every five years. This notice also advises States of DOE-reviewed energy audit software that simplify the DOE approval process for States that wish to adopt them. DOE has approved the energy estimating and measure economics methodology of these software tools that have been developed by States or created by commercial software developers.