Builders may be tasked with complying with green certifications in multifamily buildings for a variety of reasons. The most common reason today is due to HUD Financing Requirements.
Our goal is to make complying with this certification as simple as possible for our clients and that includes builders as well as ownership.
Desert Skies Energy has partnered with Home Innovation Research Labs to offer NGBS Certification (ICC 700) for multifamily buildings. We have chosen to offer this certification in lieu of others (e.g. LEED) due to the comprehensive nature of the program and the affordability of the program.
NGBS Certification requires a certified inspector to inspect 100% of multifamily units at rough for air sealing, insulation and duct sealing details. This requires significant coordination between the builder and our team but we are well equipped to handle frequent trips and scheduling. We want to keep your project on schedule.
Costs can be controlled because we are only performing visual inspections. This also keeps the length of our site visits to a minimum. Diagnostic testing (e.g. blower door, duct testing) is reserved only if the project is seeking advanced certification.
We have developed a mobile application that allows us to instantly provide inspection reports via email to all members of the project team. Should something need correction, a report with photographs can now be forwarded to the respective subcontractor in real time.