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2015 Michigan Energy Code Compliance

The 2015 Michigan Energy Code was implemented February 8th, 2016.  Builders have 3 different paths they can choose to meet this code.

  1. Prescriptive Path – Follow the code book exactly.  This path offers the builder no flexibility and is definitely the most expensive way to build a home in most circumstances.
  2. REScheck Path – Using a program called REScheck, we can determine if your proposed home is meeting the International Energy Conservation Code with the UA path.  The problem with this path is REScheck has no State specific versions to compare to.  For builders here in Michigan you will be comparing to a more stringent code.  This path will also cost you more money and have very little flexibility.
  3. Simulated Performance Path – This path allows the builder the most flexibility.  Our software programs allow us to compare to the current Michigan Energy Code.  This path looks at the projected energy performance of the proposed home and has the potential to save the builder and homeowner the most money with regard to construction costs and ongoing expenses.

Please contact us for more information on the different paths to meeting the 2015 Michigan Energy Code.  616-419-8558.


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