Category: Third Party Verification

HERS, HERS II, Solar, TCAC, Energy Star, LEED, Green Building, and More. A third party verifies the installation/work completed by the subcontractor/builder was done correctly. In your set of plans there should be sheets in the architectural, mechanical or stand alone titled: Title 24. Third party testing (by a HERS Rater) is required for every new project to ensure it meets the Title 24 Energy Code Minimum Standards. Requirements and tests will be listed such as: IAQ, Minimum Airflow, Verified EER/SEER, Duct Sealing, QII, etc.

 

Congrats to Mike Lehr!

certified calgreen examiner

Congratulations to DuctTesters team member Mike Lehr.  On January 9, 2018, Mike passed the CT – CalGreen Inspector/Plans Examiner Exam. The International Code Council (ICC) and California Building Officials (CALBO) offers CalGreen Certification Exams in order to validate the competency of inspectors and plan reviews on their understanding and ability to implement provisions of CalGreen. This exam covers the 2016 California Green Building Standards Code, Title 24.  Mike successfully passed this exam.

Mike has been overseeing client’s green and sustainable verification programs. In addition to passing the CT – CalGreen Inspector/Plans Examiner exam, he is also certified BPI Building Analyst for Single and Multi-Family, USGBC LEED for Homes, GreenPoint Rated for New Home/Existing Home/Single and Multi-Family, Green Building Professional, CABEC Energy Plan Examiner – Residential and Non-Residential, EPA Refrigerant Technician – Universal, NGBS Green Verifier, and a CalCERTS, ConSol, and US Energy Raters Association HERS Rater and HERS II. His HERS rating includes disciplines in: whole house, residential, (alt., new), non-residential (alt., new), EnergyStar, EEM, Solar, Residential (new) Solar, and Alterations. 

Mike performs building energy consulting and third party HERS Compliance, HERS Whole House Energy Ratings, Utility Energy Program and National Green Program verification in California. In addition, he holds a General Building Contractor’s License and has over thirty years of prior experience in the building industry working for two different air conditioning companies and for a CA Title 24 energy consulting firm.

DuctTesters is proud of Mike Lehr for continuing to grow and enhance his certifications. Congrats Mike!

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Over the Edge for Veterans – 2017

On Saturday, October 7th, Homes 4 Families (formerly Habitat for Humanity SFV / SCV) hosted an “OVER THE EDGE FOR VETERANS” fundraiser event. DuctTesters was a proud sponsor and sent two of their clients, Michael Hall from RSI Communities and Mark Mandernacht from Montage Development, rappelling down 25-stories in support of the event. The Los Angeles Police Department’s SWAT Team rappelled first. You will see a photo below of LA’s SWAT Team with Judi Maclean from Homes 4 Familes.  All the proceeds from this event go directly towards the construction of new homes and social services for low-income Veterans and their families.

“To date, Homes 4 Families has partnered with non-profits, government entities, and corporations to bring the outcome-proven Enriched Neighborhood® model to communities. Primarily with Habitat for Humanity San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys (SF/SCV) as builder, we have built over 144 homes in 5 Enriched Neighborhoods® in Northern Los Angeles County, are under construction on 80 homes for low-income veteran families, and are working with Habitat for Humanity Riverside to build 38 additional homes for low-income veterans.” – Homes 4 Families 

Over the Edge for Veteran’s Event has currently raised $142,061 of its $145,000 goal. Please help the fundraising effort by donating here: https://www.firstgiving.com/HabitatSFSCV/go-overthe-edge-for-veterans-2017 or Read More about Homes4Families: http://www.homes4families.org/.

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California Energy Code Compliance Application

We would like you to know that there are FREE Title 24, Part 6 (Energy Code Compliance) Application Guides available to DOWNLOAD or you can order a hard copy to be mailed.  The Energy Code Compliance Application Manuals are for Non-Residential and Residential New Construction, Additions, and Renovation Projects. You can head directly to Energy Code Ace’s Website and Download the Electronic File and/or Order the Print Copy…or

Download the Application Guides as an Electronic File here from the Energy Code Ace Website links:

Residential HVAC and Plumbing: Electronic Copy Here

Residential Envelope and Solar Ready Areas: Electronic Copy Here

Residential Lighting: Electronic Copy Here 

Nonresidential Envelope and Solar Ready Areas: Electronic Copy Here

Nonresidential HVAC and Plumbing: Electronic Copy Here

Nonresidential Process Equipment and Systems: Electronic Copy Here

Nonresidential Lighting and Electrical Power Distribution: Electronic Copy Here 

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