Flashcards in Energy Star Deck (13)
What is Energy Star?
Method to promote and identify products that are energy efficient
What is a HERS score?
Home Energy Rating system
What are the components of the house being tested?
HVAC air barrier, thermal envelope, duct blaster.
When do inspections occur?
Predrywall and final PEG
What is inspected at the pre-drywall inspection?
insulation, air barrier, air seal, duct blaster
What types of materials are being used as air barriers?
Thermo ply, air sill, 3/8 OSB, tyvex wrap
Name 3 areas where air barriers are installed?
Chase, exterior wall w/ tub, fireplace
Name 4 areas where spray foam is used?
Penetrations through OSB, voids in top and bottom plates, fire stopping.
What type of installation should we expect?
Grade 1- no voids and 2% compression
Name 2 things the HVAC contractor does to meet the Energy Star requirements?
Mastic on duck work
Name the 4 checklist completed at the Energy Star final inspection?
Water management check list
Name 4 areas the inspector checks at the final inspection?
Caulking at HVAC boots, attic insulation, water management list, MERV 6 filters, attic access panel w/ weather strip