How Energy Efficient Is My Home? | GreenBuildingAdvisor.com

How Energy Efficient Is My Home? | GreenBuildingAdvisor.com

Posted on Aug 25 by Lynn Underwood, GBA Advisor

A newly adopted provision in the 2006 edition of the International Residential Code (IRC) requires that a permanent certificate be posted on the electrical distribution panel. This certificate is for the express purpose of identifying the efficiency of various energy components of the home and must include the following:

energy efficiency certificate

energy efficiency certificate

  • The predominate R-value of insulation in ceiling/roof, walls, foundation, crawl space wall, and floor;
  • U-factors for windows, skylights, etc. (where there is more than one value, the value covering the largest area must be listed);
  • The solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) of windows, skylights, etc. (again, where there is more than one value, the value covering the largest area must be listed);
  • The types and efficiencies of heating, cooling, and water heating equipment.
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    Joshua has a degree in architecture and is a LEED Accredited Professional that has worked in the design and construction industry for over 10 years, focusing his efforts on energy efficiency and building science. He has organized multiple events in Ohio to give young designers the opportunity to learn about “green” home design and produce actual projects. He was also a key player in Ohio’s first LEED for Homes Platinum project. Joshua is also a certified Building Analyst through the Building Performance Institute and performs home energy audits, assisting home owners in reducing their energy usage.