Services & Certifications
We provide the following range of services on a turnkey basis:
- Resnet HERS Ratings and Certification
- ENERGY STAR Thermal Bypass and HVAC Quality Inspections, Checklist Preparation
- Florida Building Code Leak Free Duct Certifications
- Florida Building Code Infiltration (Blower Door) Tests
- Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC) Inspections and Checklist Preparation
- HVAC Load Calculation and Sizing (Manual J)
- Federal Tax Credit Certification
- DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Certification
We provide the following on a turnkey basis
RESNET’s Home Energy Rating System (HERS) provides the homeowner with a certificate of energy efficiency, like a MPG sticker on a car.
The tests are performed by certified independent third party inspectors, and include Infiltration (Blower Door) Certification at no extra cost.
The US Department of Energy allows homes with exceptional energy efficiency and quality construction practices to be labelled “ENERGY STAR”.
This prestigious designation has high visibility and consumer recognition.
The tests are performed by certified independent third party inspectors, and include Infiltration (Blower Door) Certification plus a HERS Certificate at no extra cost.
Florida State Leak Free Duct Certifications
As an alternative in the Performance Path to Code Compliance, testing the ducts for leaks kills two birds with one stone: Code Compliance and quality assurance of the work performed by the HVAC subcontractor.
The tests are performed by us as certified independent third party inspectors.
Florida State Building Code Compliance
The 2014 Florida Building Code requires mandatory air infiltration testing (also known as Blower Door testing) for new construction homes and residential units permitted after July 1, 2017.
We have a team of fully qualified raters who are equipped to perform Blower Door tests in a wide range of counties in Florida.
For more information, please visit our dedicated Blower Door website.
We analyze all aspects of the thermal characteristics of every wall, floor, ceiling, door and window. We take into consideration the home’s geographic location, orientation to the sun, envelope tightness, duct leakage, lights and appliances. We also calculate the amount of heat and humidity that each occupant of the house will add to the interior of the home.
This local version of the NGBC “green” certification is becoming increasingly popular with both consumers and local authorities.
Many communities (such a the prestigious and popular Lakewood Ranch) now require FGBC certification as mandatory for every new home. Other communities and builders use this certification to get that “marketing edge”.
The tests are performed by certified independent third party inspectors, and include Leak Free Duct Certification and a HERS Certificate at no extra cost.
We are empowered and certified to test and issue certificates to enable claims for these credits and incentives.
DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Certification
The DOE Zero Energy Ready Home—formerly DOE Challenge Home—represents a whole new level of home performance, with rigorous requirements that ensure outstanding levels of energy savings, comfort, health, and durability.
In order to be awarded this certification, the requirements have to be verified by an independent, qualified third party which we are able to provide.