Energy Audit – New Construction
EPA ENERGY STAR® Homes Certifications
A few simple steps now, will help you maximize your new home’s energy performance and comfort at little or no extra cost.
Ask us about:
– Mid American Energy and Alliant – ENERGY STAR® Home Rebate Program
How does the EPA ENERGY STAR® Homes labeling process work?
The Pre-Construction Certification Process
EPA ENERGY STAR® Homes Qualification for a “to be built” home is generally a three part process.
– Part One is a building plans evaluation using the nationally approved REM/Rate HERS software.
– Part Two is a mid-construction site-visit.
– Part Three is the Completed Dwelling Inspection and Blower Door Testing.
PART ONE – Pre-Construction Plans Evaluation.
Part One – Pre-construction plans evaluation fee includes a written report estimating how the completed dwelling units will perform based on the information supplied, and will provide suggestions as to what features might be included in the completed project for it to meet the ENERGY STAR ® Homes standards. Once a floor plan is modeled in REM/Rate, there is no extra charge to do several “What If” scenario’s to help you find the best balance of energy features that meets your needs.
(Pricing is based on the square footage of the conditioned living space of your home or multi-unit project. Call for pricing.)
Please Note: The plans evaluation process is for guidance purposes only and does not guarantee that the completed dwelling will be certified as an ENERGY STAR ® labeled home. It is not until the structure is completed and a final Rater inspection and Blower Door test have been performed that the actual Home Energy Rating System (HERS) index can be determined for that dwelling.
PART TWO – Mid-Construction Site-Visit.
All homes and multi-unit projects.
PART THREE – Completed Dwelling Inspection/Blower Door Test.
Single family homes and multi-unit projects.
This fee includes a written report and frame-able certificate for the home – documenting that the completed dwelling indexed 80 points or lower on the HERS scale and meets the EPA ENERGY STAR® Home labeling standards. It also includes a EPA ENERGY STAR® Homes sticker to be attached to the electrical box.
ENERGY STAR® certification can be awarded to brand new construction and completed gut rehab construction. No guarantee of certification.