Required for:

  • New construction
  • Additions
  • Remodels that include any of the following:
  1. conversion of non-conditioned to conditioned space
  2. roof replacement
  3. new exterior doors and/or windows
  4. new HVAC systems

Plan Review

Email a full set of plansand any relevant cut sheets to mark@dfwgreencode.com

The plans should indicate:

  • R-values and location of insulation
  • U-factor & SHGC for windows
  • HVAC sizing & SEER rating

Compare the 2009 IECC Highlights and the 2015 IECC Highlights for changes to the energy code.


After my review I will provide you with an IC3 report for new construction or a REScheck report for additions and remodels.  This report can satisfy the 'Energy & Atmosphere' section of the GreenBuilding Program.  You will also receive an energy compliance path form to turn in with your permit application

Inspection

An inspection must be done at insulation rough-in before sheetrock is installed on the walls.  A duct tightness test must be performed on new HVAC systems unless the system is fully within conditioned space.  A blower door test is required for all new construction.  I do not perform these tests. Go to the testing tab for for a list of certified Raters that I have worked with in the past.  A final inspection is also required but can be done in conjunction with the final green inspection.

After my inspection I'll turn in the 2015 energy code compliance certificate directly to the city.



Dallas Energy Conservation Code

Plan Review

Email a full set of plansand any relevant cut sheets to mark@dfwgreencode.com

  • The plans for new construction should contain the these notes:

Green Building Notes - New Construction.doc

Green Building Notes - New Construction.dwg


  • The plans for additions & remodels should contain these notes:

Green Building Notes - Addition.doc

Green Building Notes - Addition.dwg

After my review I will provide you with the following to submit to the city:

Inspection

An inspection must be done after the plumbing fixtures are installed prior to building final

After my inspection I will provide you with a signed and notarized final inspection affidavit which I will send in to the city.


Dallas Green Construction Code

Third Party Green & Energy Code Reviews

Required for:

  • New construction
  • Additions (including non-conditioned space)