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EDGE Energy offers a number of services for new construction inspections, in accordance with Maryland’s recent adoption of the 2012 version of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC 2012). Some of the improvements in the building code include:

  • 75% of light fixtures in each new home need to be “high-efficacy” fixtures (which include LEDs and CFLs)
  • Heating and cooling ducts will need to be significantly more airtight
  • Blower door testing for building air leakage is required for every new residential structure, and testing requirements have become more stringent
  • All homes in zones 3 through 8 will be required to have a whole-house mechanical ventilation system.
  • In many climate zones, window glazing U-factor and solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) requirements have been changed.
  • Wall insulation requirements have become more stringent in climate zones 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8
  • In climate zones 4 and 5, the minimum R-value for attic insulation has been increased from R-38 to R-49

Our BPI and RESNET trained auditors have the knowledge and experience to make sure that your new construction project meets or exceeds all the necessary standards. Some of the services that we offer include:

Why should I use EDGE Energy for my Energy Rating?

All of our energy raters are certified by HERS (Home Energy Rating System) and RESNET® (Residential Energy Services Network), affiliates of the United States Department of Energy (DOE) and Energy Star programs. View our certifications and licenses, and sign up for a free energy efficiency consultation today.

About EDGE Energy

EDGE Energy is a highly-regarded Residential, Commercial, and Government renewable energy systems installer and “green” building contractor which is licensed, insured, and bonded in all counties of VA, DC, and MD. We design and install custom solutions for energy efficiency and renewable energy systems with pride and with proven track records. Our special focus is completing projects which decrease utility bills and energy consumption by 25% to well over 100% – even creating homes that are “net-positive.” An Energy Audit is the first step to your energy efficient home!

Project Maps and Discounts!

Visit our project maps page to learn about homeowners in your neighborhood that have worked with EDGE in the past. Remember, EDGE Energy works with HOA’s, civic groups, trade organizations, office pools, or just simply any GROUP of organized homeowners interested in completing blocks of energy audits AND retrofit services like weatherization, duct-sealing, or air-sealing, and attic insulation. Many special pricing offers have been extended in the past due to the hard work of various “Neighborhood Champions” – those who have dedicated extra time to organizing group meetings, gathering email distribution lists, and assisting with scheduling.

Be Sure That Your New Construction Project Meets Or Exceeds All The Necessary Standards

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Due to the health and safety of our employees and customers, EDGE will be operating with minimum staffing thru April 13. Feel free to contact our office at (888) 586-3343.