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Illinois will become the second state to adopt the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)this will require many buildings to be tested and verified based on air leakage.
Collinsville, IL - December 17, 2012
On January 1, 2013 Illinois will become the second state to adopt the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). According to the Building Performance Institute (BPI), “The testing provisions in the new code (Section R402.4.1.2) require all new residential one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses and low-rise multi-family buildings to be tested and verified as having an air leakage rate not exceeding 5 air changes per hour at 50 Pascals (5ACH50). Ducts must also be pressure tested when partially outside of conditioned space.”
One company that can help Illinois home builders meet the new code requirements is Dr. Energy Saver® St. Louis. Dr. Energy Saver is proud to be listed by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) and the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) as a qualified resource for home builders to fulfill blower door and duct leakage testing.
Dr. Energy Saver St. Louis’ General Manager Brian Stewart said of the changes, “We are excited that Illinois will become only the second state (after Maryland) to adopt the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code. The bottom line is that anyone buying a new home will have a place to live that is more comfortable and less expensive to own and operate”.
Stewart Continues, “At Dr. Energy Saver St. Louis we have the people, training, experience and equipment to help Illinois builders meet the new requirements. We can properly and professionally perform the necessary blower door and duct blaster tests. Then, if the home does not pass the tests, we can do the work necessary to bring it up to a high standard of tightness as required by the newly updated code.”
Blower door tests, duct leakage testing, air sealing, and duct sealing are just a few of the services that Dr. Energy Saver St. Louis can perform to help any home meet the new standards in Illinois and Missouri. Their team of certified, trained employees also specializes in complete home energy audits; attic, wall and crawlspace insulation; spray foam insulation; and many others.
Dr. Energy Saver St. Louis has helped make hundreds of homes in the St. Louis area more energy efficient and comfortable. Contact them today for information or to schedule testing on the Illinois side of the river in Alton, Edwardsville, Collinsville, Belleville, and O Fallon, or on the Missouri side in St. Louis and surrounding cities.