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Air Barrier Inspections in Larimer County, Colorado

By |2022-11-16T16:20:47-07:00November 15th, 2022|Blower Door Testing, Duct Leakage Testing, Energy Code Info|

If you are a contractor, builder or architect in Larimer County, CO, you are probably aware that the area has adopted the 2021 International Residential Code (IRC). This is a series of rules established by the International Code Council (ICC) to which all new residential building projects must adhere. As of March 2022, several [...]

Why Is Air Leakage In Homes So Important?

By |2022-07-12T12:46:03-06:00July 12th, 2022|Blower Door Testing|

As modern day homeowners, we face so many month-to-month expenses. There are routine maintenance expenses, repairs, utility bills, insurance, mortgage payments and the list goes on. With all these recurring expenses hanging over our heads, there is one thing we all have in common - we want to save money. So how do we do that? [...]

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Could AeroBarrier Save You Money On Your Next Build?

By |2022-06-01T14:03:17-06:00June 1st, 2022|Blower Door Testing, Energy Code Info|

If you have been a builder in Colorado over the last 10 years, you know firsthand how tight the energy codes have gotten over the years. Every new version of the International Energy Conservation Code has added new hurdles to jump through. While everyone has a different opinion on these items, one thing is certain: [...]

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What is included in the IECC Code?

By |2022-04-05T09:46:38-06:00March 29th, 2022|Energy Code Info|

We are often asked by builders, contractors, and architects - what is included in the IECC Code?  Understanding code content is critical to building and designing homes.  And yet so many people don't completely understand the content of the IECC Code.  Reading codebooks from cover to cover seems to be a daunting task.  Most contractors [...]

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IECC 2021 and the City of Louisville’s Adoption

By |2022-03-01T15:04:57-07:00March 1st, 2022|Energy Code Info|

City of Louisville adopts IECC 2021 and its Net Zero Appendix The latest and most challenging energy codes have been released by the International Code Council and their IECC 2021 codes.  While the vast majority of Colorado’s Cities and Counties have adopted one iteration of the IECC or another, ranging from IECC 2009 to IECC [...]

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Explaining Denver Blower Door Requirements in 2021

By |2021-09-09T19:55:16-06:00July 26th, 2021|Blower Door Testing, Energy Code Info|

Now that blower door testing is in full swing in Denver, we'd thought we would write a blog about the different requirements the city has to help clear up common questions our clients have. The requirements vary from new homes to additions, and Denver's requirements are slightly different than other counties in Colorado. While it [...]

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Explaining the BuildSmart Retrofit Methods In Boulder County

By |2021-06-03T15:34:35-06:00June 3rd, 2021|Energy Code Info|

Boulder, Colorado has some very unique building requirements. If you are a builder that works within the county or the city, you know that it's now always easy to understand what's needed in regards to energy performance. The fun part is the county and the city each have very different requirements. Today we are going [...]

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2020 City of Boulder Energy Conservation Code Explained! (COBECC 2020) [Video]

By |2020-09-18T12:00:21-06:00September 18th, 2020|Energy Code Info, HERS Ratings|

The 2020 City of Boulder Energy Conservation Code is here, what does that mean? The City of Boulder Energy Conservation Code (COBECC 2020) was adopted in July of 2020. As Boulder states on its website, "The city updates our energy code on a three-year cycle with the goal of attaining net-zero energy, outcome-verified code by 2031 [...]

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Duct Pressure Testing Overview For Builders [Video]

By |2020-04-06T09:19:14-06:00April 6th, 2020|Duct Leakage Testing, Energy Code Info|

  Is A Duct Pressure Test Required On Your Next Project? Energy codes may have changed in your area, and the city and county you are building in may now require a duct pressure test on your HVAC system. Although this test has been utilized for a while, many areas of Colorado are adopting newer [...]

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7 Tips For Multi-Family Blower Door Testing

By |2020-04-08T10:42:36-06:00October 14th, 2019|Blower Door Testing, Energy Code Info|

Multi-family blower door testing is consistently becoming more common in all Colorado counties. Just as with a regular single family home, a multi-unit building will also need to have each unit pass a blower door test. This is typically required regardless of whether you are building a duplex or a 40-unit apartment building. On top [...]

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