Inspection and Evaluation Process
- Plan Review/Blueprint Evaluation: The builder/owner shall complete a plan review prior to construction. A $100 incentive is available for the completion of the review.
- First On-site—General Building Envelope Inspection: The home shall be inspected after the shell is complete to pre-view insulation, air sealing, ventilation design, ductwork layout, etc. A $100 incentive is available for the completion of this inspection.
- Second On-site—Pre-sheetrock Inspection: The home shall be inspected to assess installation of insulation, vapor barrier, air sealing and ventilation details, etc. prior to the installation of the drywall. This will determine compliance with Triple E prescriptive standards. A $100 incentive is available for the completion of this inspection.
- Final Inspection: The builder/owner must be present for the walk-through final inspection. An air infiltration analysis (blower door) and infrared thermal scan will be completed to determine the overall air-tightness or infiltration rate of the home, and to check insulation levels and quality of installation. The results of the blower door analysis will help the builder/owner identify any areas of air leakage requiring remedial action.
The builder and his/her subcontractors must ensure the ventilation system meets minimum air change standards and that there is sufficient makeup air in the home to prevent negative pressure.