Residential Builders

IECC CODE (+) TESTING & INSPECTIONS

Municipal Code or Above Code Services – We are a third-party energy rating company.  We help you meet IECC code compliance.  We can also help builders upgrade the code compliance to a HERS rating, Energy Star or a Zero Energy Ready Home.  You can leverage these above code certifications to market your builds.  Third-party Energy rated homes on average increase property values 8% (Source: Earth Advantage Institute). 

Texas allows each municipality to adopt their own building codes.  For residential construction, this means some sort of IECC (energy code) adoption.  Minimum Code by state law: On June 16, 2015, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed HB 1736 into Texas law.  This moved the state’s single-family residential code from 2009 code to the 2015 International Residential Code (IRC), Chapter 11.  All local jurisdictions must comply with the new code by September 1, 2016.  In many cases there is not an authority forcing compliance.  However, when your client sells in the future, this paperwork may be required by a bank or inspector.  Ask your lawyer if it makes sense to comply with State law, as a liability shield, to protect your business. We recommend you protect your business and comply using Burk Consulting or another 3rd party energy rater.

Architects

Would your clients like to know the energy costs of their home as you have designed it?  We can help you provide this service as a certified 3rd party energy rater.   We also ensure the project meets or exceeds IECC (International Energy Conservation Code). 

Texas Veteran Loan Program

We provide you the required HERS rating. New homes must have either ENERGY STAR certification or HERS Index score of 75 or less. Source: https://s3.glo.texas.gov/vlb/loans/home-loans/

​All HERS rated homes are recorded into a national registry, and stays for the life of the home.  

​To learn more about the HERS rating: https://www.realtor.com/advice/buy/what-is-a-hers-index/