We provide third party inspections and testing services for builders and contractors integrated with the services provided for energy efficiency and green building programs throughout the country and internationally.
Our technicians are qualified with a host of required certifications including ICC (International Code Council) – certified in residential and commercial. On staff we have 60 HERS Raters, 38 LEED Green Raters, 24 NGBS Green Verifiers, 2 PHIUS Raters, and 5 Calgreen Inspectors. Additionally, we hold professional qualifications for many other related industry standards.
Many state and local municipalities are now requiring third party energy inspections and testing to demonstrate energy code compliance. Most above code energy programs also require third party inspections to demonstrate compliance.
Third party inspections also provide building and homeowners peace-of-mind by guaranteeing the structure was built to the proper energy code or above code program standards which influences the energy efficiency of the building, operating cost, tenant comfort, durability and indoor air quality.
Typical residential inspections will encompass 2-3 site visits which normally includes a poly seal, pre-drywall, performance testing (blower door and duct blaster testing), and final inspection depending on the local code or energy program requirements. Due to the size, planning and extra building components multifamily buildings are inspected in phases and may require several more inspections than a single-family building.
A typical building is inspected, but not limited to components as it relates to the Thermal Envelope, Mechanical Equipment, Lights and Appliances, Performance Testing and Water Management.