Posted by: DuctTesters | on June 20, 2017
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) thanked DuctTesters for contributing 14 ENERGY STAR certified homes in 2016 and for the continued commitment in energy-efficient new homes. DuctTesters is once again proud to be an ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Partner in 2017, helping homebuyers experience the peace of mind, quality, comfort, and value that comes with living in an Energy Star certified home. ENERGY STAR is a joint voluntary program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy that helps businesses and individuals save energy and fight climate change through energy efficient products, homes, and buildings.
In order to earn the ENERGY STAR label on a new home, a certified third-party organization (such as DuctTesters) must verify the home’s energy efficiency against the label’s mandatory minimum compliance requirements. If you are interested in certifying and/or obtaining an ENERGY STAR Certified Home, feel free to contact DuctTesters or see the National Program Requirements.
Posted by: DuctTesters | on May 30, 2017
DuctTesters was officially established in 2005 but was founded in 1998. With nearly 20 years under the belt, DuctTesters continues to grow with the times and continues to be a direct resource for all your energy consulting needs. DuctTesters strives to continually improve upon innovation, adaptability and responsiveness with clients and subcontractor partners. DuctTesters has a strong team of nearly 50 team members covering the entire state of California and select outlying areas of Nevada, Colorado and Arizona. “QUALITY ENERGY CONSULTING WITH THE TESTING TO PROVE IT”. Here are a few fun pictures of some of the team prior to Memorial Day Weekend 2017:
Posted by: DuctTesters | on October 19, 2016
The Building Industry Show (BIS) of Southern California is almost here. The BIS Show will be held on November 9, 2016 and November 10, 2016 at the Riverside Convention Center. The building trade show attracts a number of builders, general contractors, architects, suppliers, subcontractors, consultants and other industry related businesses from Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura Counties. The BIS Show provides networking opportunities, current industry issues and discussions, product information and educational opportunities.
The BIS Show is going on 27 years and this year it brings a new element to the show. There will be insightful Pop-Up education presentations included with all attendee’s BIS Show Passes. DuctTesters, Inc. is proud to announce that they will be presenting at “The New Title 24 Requirements And How It Will Impact You in 2017” pop-up education held on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 1:00pm.
Dave Hegarty, President of DuctTesters, will be presenting with John Morton, Senior Project Manager of CONSOL and WISE.
DuctTesters is an energy consulting company covering all of your Title 24 Energy Code Design Compliance, HERS Verification, HVAC Mechanical Engineering Plans, Federal Energy Tax Credits, and other certified third-party verification (Solar, ENERGYSTAR, GreenPoint Rated, LEED, CAHP, TCAC, Home Energy Audits, etc). The company completed over 2,000 projects ranging from custom/production/owner residential homes to multi-family/commercial/affordable projects. DuctTesters covers the entire state of California and select areas of Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado.
Dave Hegarty has been performing duct tests, energy consulting and Title 24 expertise since 1998. He officially founded DuctTesters, Inc. in 2004. Dave is licensed and certified by CalCERTS, CHEERS, BPI, LEED, HERS, HERS II, GreenPoint Rated, NGBS, and Thermographer. Dave’s certifications include: 2016, 2013 & 2008 Residential and Non Residential New Construction, Residential and Non Residential Alterations, Whole House Rater, RCA 2, RCA 1, EnergyStar, EEM, undefined, and Photovoltaic (Solar Electric). In 2013, Dave won GreenPoint Rater of the Year.
Dave began his energy consulting career active in the RCP Program (Residential Contractors Program) and continued further by obtaining CHEERS (California Home Energy Efficiency Rating Services) Certifications. A few years later, he began participating and training with the CBPCA’s (California Building Performance Contractors Association). Dave has trained and taught Title 24, HERS, and Energy Consulting classes for contractors, developers, municipalities, and other jurisdictions. His deep passion for learning about building compliance and energy efficiency really shows when he guides others to understanding and meeting/exceeding compliance.
Prior to DuctTesters, he was manager of a HVAC contractor, including management of the sales and the installation crews. Dave worked with wholesale equipment suppliers and manufacturers. He has a strong passion for professional energy consulting, quality testing, and building compliance. He takes pride in helping others interested in understanding their contribution and how it fits into the larger picture, now and for the future. Dave is continuously active in a number of Building and Energy Associations and Organizations, staying up to date and knowledgeable about ongoing and future regulations, rebates, products, and technology. Dave will be focusing on the 2016 Energy Code changes, options, and cost-effective measures of the upcoming Energy Code Standards for this Pop-Up presentation.
CONSOL Energy Inc. is a Pittsburgh-based energy producer, and one of the largest independent natural gas exploration, development and production companies, with operations centered in the major shale formations of the Appalachian basin. The company deploys an organic growth strategy focused on developing its substantial resource base. As of December 31, 2015, CONSOL Energy had 5.6 trillion cubic feet equivalent of proved natural gas reserves.
WISE stands for Workforce Instructions for Standards and Efficiency. It is a training and education program designed to support the transition of California new residential building toward High Performance Attic (HPA) and High Performance Wall (HPW) construction practices.
John Morton has worked in the residential new construction industry since 2001. Prior to joining ConSol, he worked for a homebuilder managing all aspects of the homebuilding process from design development through construction. Most recently he ran the award-winning residential new construction programs for Southern California Edison. He is on the Board of Trustees at the California Homebuilding Foundation and Board of Directors for the Building Industry Association of Orange County. John received his Bachelor of Science in Business from Devry University after being honorably discharged from the United States Marine Corps. John will be speaking about the upcoming code changes and opportunities to improve the workforce and field trades on new installation processes and products.
Both Dave and John sit on the California Energy Commission’s (CEC) Code Compliance Planning Committee for the 2019 energy code. The 2019 Code is the energy code standards to meet our 2020 Net Zero Energy goal for all new residential construction. Dave and John also plan to touch on what is coming in the future 2019 Energy Code Compliance.
Feel free to bring any energy code compliance questions to this event. We look forward to seeing and meeting you at the BIS Show – Pop-Up on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 1pm. DuctTesters is also always available to come to your office to give a private presentation on the upcoming code changes.