The year 2012 brought with it a lot of change. One of those changes was to the energy codes for new constrution. According to this article, two tests are now required:
- Pressure testing for ducts to detect leaks
- Blower door tests
The tests ensure that the insulation on all new buildings is adequate to keep the home comfortable and energy-efficient. However, finding a certified third-party may be a challenge, due to a lack of a national database.
If you are working on a green remodel for your home or want to build a new house, certified inspectors by EnergyStar have been known to perform this testing in the past.
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