FULL SERVICE FROM DESIGN DEVELOPMENT TO PROJECT COMPLETION

The key to achieving your project goals depends on excellent communication and experienced consultants.  Our team goes above and beyond to help you succeed.  If we are involved early, we can help you define a project scope of work that meets your energy-efficiency goals while saving on construction costs.

ADOH: LOW INCOME HOUSING TAX CREDIT

New Construction & Rehabilitation Projects (4% and 9% Tax Credits)

Our services:

  • Consulting / Defining Project Scope of Work (Energy)
  • Utility Allowance Schedule (2017 QAP, TAB 12)
  • Sustainable Development (2017 QAP, TAB 14)
    • Performance Path Inspections

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Depending on your needs, we can simply perform the energy modeling and the mandatory testing and inspecting per ADOH or we can assist in the creation of a cost-effective work scope to achieve specific ADOH goals.

Many our clients need assistance in understanding the process as it changes slightly year to year with respect to energy efficiency. 

It pays to have an experienced consultant on board for your project.  Call us to chat about your options and what project pathway works best for your team.


APS: MEEP (MULTIFAMILY ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAM)

Our services:

  • Consulting for maximizing rebates, minimizing maintenence costs for buy/hold projects
  • Value engineering for commercial IECC
  • Advanced energy modeling via APS MEEP Performance Path
  • Performance Path inspections (RESNET HERS Rater)

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Often projects will not comply with the Prescriptive Path of APS MEEP due to electric resistance heating, lack of podium insulation, high window-to-floor area ratios, etc.  But that doesn’t mean your project is left out.  We can offer an alternative means to achieving rebates by looking at the project’s overall efficiency.

We can also value engineer your project to achieve the highest rebate level with the lowest upfront cost.

In addition to your rebates, our inspections deliver additional quality assurance that will reduce the risk of comfort complaints from the tenants.

As a RESNET Sampling Provider with significant experience in the program, we are able to provide extremely competitive bids and unmatched customer service.


NGBS CERTIFICATION (VIA NAHB)

Our services:

  • Consulting for project point selection (design)
  • Design review and energy analysis
  • Inspections and certifications

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In early 2016, HUD announced that significant mortgage insurance premium (MIP) rate reductions will be available, effective April 1, 2016, for Federal Housing Administration (FHA) insured multifamily loans secured by buildings that attain NGBS Green certification.

More info on MIP rate reductions here.

Desert Skies carries both 2012 and 2015 NGBS Green certification levels to assist you with any of your projects.  We have experience with local multifamily building practices which can make us a more common sense solution than firms from around the nation.