A new building is full of potential – both good and bad. We know you care about the quality of your construction, and we’re here to help! We’ll take care of your building energy evaluations, and make sure your new construction project is fully up to code.
Energy codes and standards set minimum efficiency requirements for new and renovated buildings. This assures reductions in energy use and emissions. Energy codes are a subset of building codes, which establish baseline requirements and govern building construction. In addition to being up to code, your customers will enjoy being more comfortable in an energy efficient home, plus recieve the benefits of energy cost savings.
We rely on non-invasive, cutting-edge technology to find problem areas. Some of our testing equipment includes:
R402.4.1.2 Testing. “The building or dwelling unit shall be tested and verified as having an air leakage rate not exceeding…three air changes per hour in Climate Zones 3 through 8….testing shall be conducted by an approved third party. A written report of the results of the testing shall be signed by the party conducting the test and provided to the code official.”
R403.3.3 Duct Testing (Mandatory) “Ducts shall be pressure tested to determine air leakage by one of the following methods:
Exception: “A duct air leakage test shall not be required where the ducts and air handlers are located entirely within the building thermal envelope.”
A written report of the results of the testing shall be signed by the party conducting the test and provided to the code official.
THE CODE: The building or dwelling unit shall be tested and verified as having an air leakage rate not exceeding 3 air changes per hour. Testing shall be conducted with a blower door at a pressure of 0.2 inches w.g. (50 Pascals). Testing shall be performed at any time after creation of all penetrations of the building thermal envelope.