Energy and Green Code
Energy Code Reviews and Inspections
Many jurisdictions have adopted the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). This code is based on the ASHRAE Standard 90.1 with some modifications. As with most codes, a certified set of reviews and inspections are required both to obtain a building permit and/or a certificate of occupancy.
Facility Performance Associates is certified to provide the energy systems analysis, design reviews, field inspections for insulation and mechanical and lighting systems, and the documentation to meet these jurisdiction requirements.
The current IECC Energy Code requirements also include the performance of HVAC test and balance as well as commissioning. Since Facility Performance Associates provides these services, we can meet these Energy Code requirements with our integrated system delivery.
Green Code Reviews and Inspections
Some jurisdictions have adopted the International Green Construction Code. This code is based on the ASHRAE Standard 189.1, Where adopted, a certified set of document reviews, the development of program plans, and facility inspections along with air quality testing are required both to obtain a building permit and/or a certificate of occupancy.
Facility Performance Associates has been active in the development of these IGCC programs for many years and provides the needed project services and administration for these requirements.
TYPICAL SCOPE OF SERVICES
International Energy Conservation Code – Plan Review
- Review final contract design documents to confirm the project meets or exceeds the International Energy Conservation Code and applicable city amendments.
- Review plans, COMChecks, or energy model (provided by others) to confirm the project meets or exceeds the International Energy Conservation Code and applicable city amendments.
- Provide a signed City – Commercial Energy Compliance Path Forms to submit with the application for a building permit.
International Energy Conservation Code – Inspection
- Perform site visits for inspections of insulation, mechanical, and lighting systems as a minimum.
- Inspect the final building and confirm that the approved plans comply and meet or exceed the building requirements of the IECC Energy Conservation Code.
- Provide a signed Energy Code Compliance Form to the City for the certificate of occupancy verifying compliance with the IECC Code requirements.
Green Building Program – Plan Development and Review
- Perform one (1) review of applicable design documents and strategies in the project per the project summary to verify supporting documents and contract documents are in accordance with the requirements for the compliance path.
- Complete the project summary and checklist for new construction plan review as applicable per review of contract documents and supporting documentation.
- Perform the final plan review of contract documents per the project summary and checklist for new construction.”
- Develop, and issue the Compliance Affidavit for the City Building Department. Email copies to architect & general contractor for inclusion in the building permit application.
Green Building Program – Document Review and Project Inspections
- Perform one (1) project site inspection to verify compliance with the applicable strategies per the project summary and checklist.
- Review construction supporting documentation and materials submittals to ensure the project team has addressed all items in the Green Code checklist and noted on the preliminary site inspection report.
- Develop, issue and file the City Green Building Program Final Inspection Compliance Affidavit with the City Building Department. Email copies to architect & general contractor.
We’re committed to providing quality solutions for your facilities. Get in touch with our team for more information