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Inspect It. Test It. Trust It.

Get the resources you need and comprehensive inspections from the experienced Home Energy Raters, Code Compliance Specialists and NGBS Green Verifiers at TSI Energy Solutions.

  • Decades of Energy Efficiency Experience
  • Valuable Energy Code Guidance
  • Expert Energy Code Inspections
  • Comprehensive Inspection Reports

Industry Updates

2020 Indiana Energy Code: Why It Matters

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.

Chapter 11 Sets Requirements For:

Insulation R-Value

Air Leakage

Whole House Ventilation

Duct Leakage

Inspections and Testing

Insulation R-Value

Air Leakage

Whole House Ventilation

Duct Leakage

Inspections and Testing

Simplify Indiana Energy Code Compliance With TSI’s Valuable Guidance And Expert Inspections

The TSI Difference

  • Easy-to-understand breakdowns of complicated code language
  • Expert analysis of current specs to determine what improvements (if any) are needed for code compliance
  • Thorough inspections from HERS-Certified raters to discover potential energy and comfort issues early on in the building process
  • Blower door air leakage testing and duct leakage testing to ensure lower energy costs and maximum comfort
  • Customized recommendations for the most cost-effective and beneficial energy improvements
  • Confidence that you have a comfortable, energy-efficient home that won’t require callbacks on cold winter days

TSI Has Performed

100

New Home Ratings

Energy Star Certified Homes Reduce

3,287 lbs

Of Greenhouse Gases Each Year More Than The Average Home

The TSI Difference

  • Easy-to-understand breakdowns of complicated code language
  • Expert analysis of current specs to determine what improvements (if any) are needed for code compliance
  • Thorough inspections from HERS-Certified raters to discover potential energy and comfort issues early on in the building process
  • Blower door air leakage testing and duct leakage testing to ensure lower energy costs and maximum comfort
  • Customized recommendations for the most cost-effective and beneficial energy improvements
  • Confidence that you have a comfortable, energy-efficient home that won’t require callbacks on cold winter days

Understanding Your TSI Inspection Reports

Before Drywall

Before Closing

TSI Indiana Energy Code Inspection Process: What To Expect

1.  Form Submittal

Builder submits TSI Builder Specs and Design Submittal forms along with a set of plans before filing for a permit.

2.  Initial Analysis

TSI Analyzes specs and issues a Performance Path as-designed compliance packet for the builder to submit when filing for a permit.

3.  TSI Inspects Twice

TSI inspects the home after wall insulation (before drywall), then performs the second inspection before closing.

4.  Final Certification

TSI does a final analysis of all the data. The builder receives a final code compliance packet, often required before C of O inspection.

Additional Services

Other TSI Energy Efficiency Services Include:

  • Energy Star Certifications
  • National Green Building Standard (NGBS) Certification
  • Infrared Scanning

  • Blower Door Testing
  • Duct Leakage Testing
  • Comprehensive Air Sealing

  • HVAC Airflow Testing
  • HVAC Heat Loss/Gain Analysis
  • Energy Code Compliance Inspection & Plan Review

FAQ

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.

WHAT FORMS DO I NEED TO SUBMIT FOR AN INSPECTION?

You need the Builder Specification and Design Compliance forms, along with a pdf of the plans for the home.

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