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ENERGY STAR Process… Step by Step

Momentum conducts 5 different tests & inspections during your building process.

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Job Documents

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Inspections at Framing Stage

(Rough-In Inspections)

Visit 1: Inspect energy seal – determines that duct leakage falls within required parameters.  *Ducts must be completely assembled & sealed before we can administer this test.

Visit 2: Perform duct blaster – ensure all penetrations are caulked and/or foam-filled.  *After the Air Seal has been completed by your insulation company. 

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Visit 3: Insulation Inspection

  • Verify correct R-Values.
  • Check for gaps and voids.
  • Confirm that cavities have been filled with insulation.
  • Verify window qualifications – backer rod, U-factor under .30

*After the walls have been insulated and before the drywall goes up.   

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Visit: 4 Final Inspection

  • Envelope, HVAC & Lighting
  • Verify furnace qualifications and filtering system.
  • Check that the required attic insulation is installed properly.
  • Check crawl space – insulation and vapor barrier installed properly.
  • Verify heat pump meets HSPF & SEER (AC SEER Only) requirements
  • Verify water heater efficient factor of at least .61 gas / .93 electric.
  • Check for LED & CFL lighting
  • Perform blower door test
  • Static & Temp
  • Balance (if requested)

*Usually scheduled right before the final clean.

  • Attic insulation is installed 
  • Appliances are installed.
  • Carpet, doors, & weathering stripping are in place.  

If additional inspections are required, Momentum will notify builder as soon as possible.

These 5 Required Checklists Should Be Completed

*The person who needs to complete the checklist is listed in red.

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Momentum partners with the builders and trades throughout the build process to ensure homes are built to an ENERGY STAR standards.

As part of the ENERGY STAR building process, Momentum is involved in the design phase and performs framing inspections, insulation inspections, final testing, and certification. Momentum is there to ensure that all the pieces come together and the final product will be a comfortable home that is as energy efficient as possible. It truly is a partnership throughout the entire ENERGY STAR build process.