Energy Inspections for the
City of Dallas and other DFW cities
Many of the Dallas /Fort Worth
municipalities have gone to 3rd party energy inspectors for their energy
code inspections for residential and commercial properties.
The list include the following
municipalities; City of Dallas, Colleyville, Corinth, Grapevine, Lewisville,
Little Elm, Plano, Frisco, McKinney, Murphy, West Lake, Highland
Village, Arlington and Grand Prairie are just a few that requires a 3rd party energy
inspections as part of it's building inspection process to assure
compliance with their city code.
The Dallas Energy Code or local municipal codes have
been in effect for all properties until properties permitted after April
1st 2011 for most cities. After April 1st 2011, all cities are mandated
to upgrade to the 2009 IECC (International Energy Conservation Code).
Some have set later dates by city council decision so you need to know
what code you are building your property compliance. Our inspectors will
know which code you must comply with when the get onsite and see you
Permit, if you do not know.
The new 2009 IECC has several requirements that can
trip you up before you get your CO (Certificate of Occupancy). We have
current 2009 IECC information also located on our sister website at
. We can schedule you Energy Inspection or answer questions about the
program if you call our office at
- The City of Dallas requires a framing inspection after the wall
insulation is installed and before the wall sheetrock is installed.
At that time we will inspect the window fenestration for energy
efficiency compliance (U Factor) and Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC). The
energy inspector will also review the Air Conditioning system plans
and Ventilation Duct insulation values to make sure that the
property is going to comply with the City of Dallas Building Energy
- A final inspection is performed after the ceiling sheetrock is
installed and the attic insulated. If the property complies with the
Dallas Energy Code, a Certificate will be issued at that time. This
final Energy Inspection must be preformed before the final
- The 2009 IECC requires a Blower Door test if the property did
not have a pre drywall inspection. We can perform those services,
but this is an added cost that you can avoid simply by scheduling
the 1st inspection before the drywall is applied.
- The 2009 IECC also requires a duct Blaster test and Manual J
calculation (a heat load calculation) for each new HVAC system
Our Energy Inspectors are
certified as IEEC Energy Plans Reviewers or Home Energy Raters
(HERS) to provide the most knowledgeable inspectors. We not only provide
your energy inspections, but we can be your quality control energy
inspectors. Let us help save you money. time and energy starting today.
If your municipality requires a 3rd Party Energy Inspection, please call
us at 940-891-3803 to schedule your inspection today. Hot shot (same
day) inspections are available.
Our inspection staff is professional and they will meet you onsite
for your inspections. No waiting. No timely delays.
are here to serve you.