Dallas Energy Inspections

Energy Inspections for Dallas Energy Code

Energy Inspection

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 www.DallasGreenBuilding.biz . We can schedule you Energy Inspection or answer questions about the program if you call our office  at 940-891-3803.

  • 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 Code.
  • 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 Electrical inspection.
  • 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.

We are here to serve you.

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