The short answer is yes. A Blower Door Test is technically required on certain renovations and additions for residential construction. The determining factor is the scope of the project and whether or not the building inspector is enforcing it. Unfortunately, the code does not give any clear alternatives for the test, other than what is […]
To pass the blower door test in the Prescriptive Path in the new Michigan Energy Code requires a home to be equal to or less than 4 ACH50 (air changes per hour with the blower door depressurizing the home to -50 Pa). How do you get your home to pass? If you are building a […]
A Blower Door Test is now required in Michigan on every new home. It is also required on additions and major renovations. What happens if the house fails the Blower Door Test? I get this question all the time. A Blower Door Test is a test to see how air tight a home is. The […]
Well, we are now roughly 6 months in with the new Michigan Energy Code. What is the aftermath? Code changes are always stressful for a builder, as they should be. There are so many moving parts to the building process that major changes can cause a lot of stress. Surprisingly the transition into the 2015 Michigan […]
The HERS Index is can be a bit complicated to understand. Watch this video to get a better idea of what it is and why you would want to buy a home that has this type of rating.