IRC 2009 DUCT LEAKAGE TESTING: IRC 2009 paragraph N1103.2.2 requires duct leakage testing to verify that the leakage is less than or equal to the maximum specified amounts. The Green Home Advantage, LLC (TGHA) is properly certified to conduct this testing and to document the results. This testing is best accomplished post construction and can be completed along with the whole house air leakage testing described in IRC 2009 paragraph N1188.8.131.52.
TGHA charges just $125 for duct leakage testing and whole house air leakage testing is included at no additional charge (when requested). Click here to schedule testing. For more information, please call Tim Hansen at 318-210-4972.
HOME PLANS ENERGY ASSESSMENT: The ideal time to begin is in the concept phase when you still have maximum flexibility to consider a wide range of energy-efficient options suitable for our hot-humid climate in northern Louisiana. As the planning progresses, TGHA uses specially-designed software to build a computer model of your house plans. We then manipulate this model to find the most cost-effective adjustments to minimize future energy bills. With just minor/inexpensive modifications, this usually results in a house with energy costs at least 25% less than a similar house simply built to code. Since a Home Plans Energy Assessment is perfect for custom homes, TGHA can consult with both the builder and the future home owner. For more information, please call Tim Hansen at 318-210-4972.
ENERGY STAR CERTIFICATION: We are proud to provide rating services to qualify new homes for the ENERGY STAR® label. ENERGY STAR qualified new homes are substantially more energy efficient than homes built to the minimum code requirements. ENERGY STAR is the industry symbol for truly energy-efficient home performance. New houses can earn the ENERGY STAR label either through the Performance Path or the Prescriptive Path and we can help you determine which path suits you best and guide you through the process. Learn more about ENERGY STAR qualified new homes at http://www.energystar.gov/. For more information about our services, please call Raymond Crews at 318-390-4531 ext 5.