Remote virtual inspection prospects for energy groups

WOBO recognises value of “virtual inspections”.

Female remote inspector

The Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnership (NEEP) and Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) released a report on the current use of remote virtual inspection (RVI) and its challenges and opportunities. The report — supported by funding from the U.S. Department of Energy — was informed by independent research, interviews with industry professionals and a collaborative survey effort. The survey targeted two main audiences — code officials and inspectors referred to as “jurisdictional responses and interviews” and contractors, builders and manufacturers referred to as “contractor responses and interviews.”

Building inspections ensure that homes and buildings meet safety, sustainability and efficiency requirements outlined in building codes to meet a community’s needs. Remote virtual inspection is a form of visual inspection that uses visual or electronic aids to allow an inspector or team of inspectors to observe products and/or materials from a distance because the objects are inaccessible or are in dangerous environments, or whereby circumstances or conditions prevent an in-person inspection. This practice has become increasingly popular in response to challenges in the building construction sector and those posed by COVID-19.  Read more….

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