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Systems testing is a critical component of commercial construction and building maintenance. Nondestructive testing is a technique that provides useful diagnostic information without altering the tested materials or impairing their function. At TSI Energy Solutions, our inspectors are trained in the latest testing methods. Nondestructive testing...

Energy Star is a nationwide standard that measures energy efficiency. More than 12 different types of commercial buildings are eligible for Energy Star certification, and achieving certification means your building is among the 25% most energy efficient of its kind. To be Energy Star certified, commercial...

Energy Star is a nationally-recognized program that promotes energy efficiency. It’s run by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy, and it serves as an unbiased source to help businesses and consumers make environmentally-conscious decisions. As part of the program, commercial buildings...

Energy efficient commercial buildings come with a lot of positives for building owners. They reduce CO2 emissions and save money on energy bills. They’re easier to maintain and they’re more comfortable for occupants. Plus, energy efficient buildings qualify for benefits like 179D tax deductions. Designing new...

Roofs are meant to keep moisture out and conditioned air in. But holes and leaks can develop over time, and water intrusion poses a great threat to every building. To top it off, moisture doesn’t just come from rain. HVAC systems, condensation, plumbing leaks, and activities...

A well-constructed building keeps the elements out and conditioned air in. But even with rigorous maintenance, buildings naturally degrade and air leaks can form without your knowledge. It’s impossible to identify all the possible air leaks in a large commercial building on your own, and...

AAMA 501.2 is one of several testing standards to detect water leakage in new construction commercial buildings, along with AAMA 502, AAMA 503, ASTM E1105, and others. The American Architectural Manufacturers Association sets AAMA 501.2. It’s a field check for glass storefronts, curtain walls, and sloped...

Business energy efficiency is becoming increasingly important for commercial building owners. You probably know that implementing energy improvements is good for the planet — but that’s not the only benefit. It also has the power to reduce utility bills and improve your building’s comfort. As most...

Owning and maintaining commercial real estate is costly. Whether it’s an office building, retail space, or something else, it’s your responsibility as a building owner to ensure it remains comfortable, safe, and up to code. And all too often, those responsibilities equate to high commercial...

More than 1 in 10 homes in the United States have a crawl space: a small area under the house that separates it from the ground. Most crawl spaces are vented, which means that air exchanges freely with the outside. Ductwork, water pipes, gas lines,...