In the past, construction and remodeling were done without the knowledge available today. Therefore, most existing homes have problems that go un-diagnosed. The complications can range from poor insulation, to air leakage, to improperly sized HVAC systems. More often than not there is a combination of these issues. Insight offers ongoing building consultation services for Home Builders & Homeowners alike.
Whether you are building a custom new construction home or you are remodeling/renovating, Insight can help you by providing ongoing building consultation services throughout the construction process. We work with everyone on your team, from the Architect, Construction Manager, and Contractors.
Using a 3rd party building consultant will provide you with peace of mind and is beneficial for a multitude of reasons:
Whole-House Building Science Knowledge
Knowing how each of your homes mechanical systems is suppose to work, and how they work TOGETHER with other systems is essential in designing a custom new construction home/remodeling for optimal home performance. Providing you with increased comfort, healthier indoor air quality, and lower utility bills.
Eliminate Contractor Errors & Guesswork
Most contractors are experts in one specialty. Your HVAC tech knows HVAC, your water heater installer knows hot water heaters. How these and all other systems work together will determine the comfort of your home and how much money you spend it at a level that is comfortable for you. Insights team of Home Inspectors & Building Consultants do know how these systems are supposed to work together, by using diagnostic testing we eliminate any guess work involved.
Outlined Planned for Contractors
Speaking of eliminating guess work and error, we provide an outlined plan that you can hand directly to your contractors. When you are renovating or remodeling your home, you don't want to put drywall up and paint, only to realize the area was not insulated properly and you will have to tear it down again. As the saying goes, measure twice, cut once.
INDOOR AIR QUALITY
IMPROPER HVAC SIZE
IL CODE COMPLIANCE
LOWER UTILITY BILLS
As of July 1st 2019, the 2018 Illinois Energy Conservation Code (2018 IECC) went into effect throughout the state and is applicable to all residential new construction. While the code’s enforcement may vary among municipalities, it is a state law that contractors must comply with. Don’t assume because a code official failed to mention required Building Leakage or Duct Leakage testing, that you won’t be tested before receiving your Occupancy Permit. Assume you will be tested and prepare for that day.
Contact Insight now to better understand the requirements, train your employees to the new standards and test your jobs to comply with the code.
NEW CONSTRUCTION DESIGN CONSULTATION
DUCT ENVELOPE TESTING
BLOWER DOOR TESTING
IL CODE COMPLIANCE & OCCUPANCY LICENSE
It’s the little label with the big message:
Better is Better.
Insight Property Services, Inc. is proud to provide rating services to certify new homes and apartments to earn the ENERGY STAR® label. The ENERGY STAR label on a home means that it has been designed and built to standards well above other homes in the market today. It means better quality, better comfort, and better durability. It also means that the home is a better value for today, and a better investment for tomorrow. The ENERGY STAR label gives homeowners the peace of mind that their home has undergone a better process for inspections, testing, and verification to ensure that it meets strict requirements set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Peace of Mind. The result of a home that’s built better.
With the ENERGY STAR label on a new home or apartment, homeowners and building owners can be confident that it will deliver. When ENERGY STAR requirements are applied to new home construction, an integrated approach to design combined with tried-and-true best building practices adds up to a durable, comfortable home with reduced utility and maintenance costs. All ENERGY STAR certified homes and apartments have undergone more inspections and testing than typical homes to ensure that they are built to higher standards.
Enduring Quality. Better systems make all the difference.
Purchasing a new home is a big investment, so it’s important to be sure that it’s built to last. We ensure that builders of new ENERGY STAR certified homes and apartments have designed them to include value-adding energy efficiency features, and a combination of materials and equipment that will deliver better performance.
ENERGY STAR certified new homes and apartments include features like:
A complete Thermal Enclosure System that includes comprehensive air sealing, quality-installed insulation, and high-performance windows, to deliver improved comfort and lower utility bills.
A high-efficiency Heating, Ventilation, and Cooling System that is designed and installed for optimal performance.
A comprehensive Water Management System to protect roofs, walls, and foundations from moisture damage.
Energy-efficient Lighting and Appliances to help keep utility bills low, while providing high-quality performance and longevity.
Wall-to-Wall Comfort. A better way to live.
Ask anyone who lives in an ENERGY STAR certified home to go back to their old home. They’ll likely say there’s no way they’ll give up the comfort that came with the ENERGY STAR label on their new home. From the moment you walk in the door of an ENERGY STAR certified home or apartment, you’ll see, feel, and hear the difference.
Proven Value. A better investment for today and tomorrow.
Homes and apartments earning the ENERGY STAR label offer better energy efficiency and performance compared to other homes, making them a better value for today and a better investment for tomorrow. ENERGY STAR certified homes and apartments are at least 10% more energy efficient than homes built to code and achieve a 20% improvement on average.
Learn more about ENERGY STAR certified new homes and apartments at www.energystar.gov/newhomes.