ACCURATE, AFFORDABLE & QUICK TURNAROUND

CONSISTENCY DERIVED FROM SUPERIOR PROCESSES

BASIC ORDER OF OPERATIONS:

  1. Architect sends our team construction drawings
  2. We evaluate the design and deliver feedback for best performance & code compliance
  3. Value engineering begins, if requested
  4. Spec levels are defined and delivered to mechanical for proper load calculations
  5. Architect or mechanical sends schedules and duct design
  6. We finalize reports & send to architect for approval

We customize our processes for each unique client and project.

OUR DISTINCT ADVANTAGE

Many architects are hesitant to bring an energy consultant on board– preferring to keep the process in house for a variety of reasons.  Our value proposition includes a variety of unique advantages:

  • Greater flexibility – advanced software give your designs more benefit & flexibility (e.g. metal frame window systems)
  • Value engineering – reduce construction costs while maintaining high performance homes
  • Coordination with MEP – proper load calculations can reduce overall tonnage

  • Set it and forget it – our service satisfies the entire energy code not just compliance reports


WHAT TO EXPECT FROM OUR TEAM

  • Project specific recommendations for all building components delivered as early as design development
  • ESR numbers for our recommendations to be referenced on CDs
  • R-Values & U-Values for your mechanical engineers (accurate load calcs)
  • Email and phone consulting included
  • Guaranteed accurate compliance documentation

HOW TO SUBMIT A PROJECT

The basic steps for all projects, residential and commercial alike, are shown below:

  1. You deliver plans (DWG or PDF format) for price proposal and indicate your target submittal date
    • Send to plans@desertskiesenergy.com, send DropBox link, or deliver simple, clear instructions to find online (i.e. FTP Server)
  2. Desert Skies sends price proposal for the work and estimated turnaround time
  3. You sign and return the proposal via email
    • Electronic signature is OK
  4. Desert Skies completes the work in timeframe specified and delivers reports via email
  5. Desert Skies issues an invoice for the work
    • Payable by check (or credit card if bill is less than $350)

PLANS REQUIRED: RESIDENTIAL (IRC)

  • Site Plan
  • Noted Floorplans
  • Clerestory Plans
  • Window & Door Schedule
  • Elevations
  • Reflected Ceiling Plans
  • Sections
  • Roof Diagram
  • Mechanical Plans (Duct Layout + System Schedule)
  • Plumbing Schedules
  • CAD Title Block (for 2015 IECC only)
  • CAD Floorplan (for 2015 IECC only)

DWG, DWF or PDF files are acceptable file types for our reviews.

PLANS REQUIRED: COMMERCIAL (IBC)

  • Architectural Set
  • Mechanical Set
  • Plumbing Set
  • Electrical (Lighting) Set

Please provide PDF sets for commercial reviews.