The 2020 Indiana Energy Code (Chapter 11 of the 2020 Indiana Residential Code) sets standards to promote energy efficiency in new construction homes. Indiana adopted the 2018 International Residential Code (IRC) with amendments on December 29, 2019, which requires all new homes to comply with Chapter 11 – Energy Efficiency regulations.
Chapter 11 – Energy Efficiency
Indiana Energy Code Chapter 11 requires certain levels of insulation, air-tightness, duct-tightness, and whole house ventilation, among other requirements. Meeting these minimum efficiency standards is mandatory, and doing so ensures comfort and reduces energy use over the life of the home.
National Green Building Standard (NGBS) Certification
Blower Door Testing
Duct Leakage Testing
Comprehensive Air Sealing
HVAC Airflow Testing
HVAC Heat Loss/Gain Analysis
Energy Code Compliance Inspection & Plan Review
WHEN SHOULD I SCHEDULE AN INSPECTION?
Giving TSI at least 3-5 days notice, the first inspection is performed after all exterior walls are insulated, but before drywall is installed. The final inspection is performed after all flooring is installed, HVAC registers are in, power is provided, attic is insulated and all provided appliances are installed.
HOW LONG DO INSPECTIONS TAKE TO COMPLETE?
The pre-drywall inspection can take 1-2 hours to complete and the final inspection can take 2-4 hours to complete.