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Energy Code Compliance (Independent 3rd Party Testing & Commissioning)

Internationally, code officials recognized the need for a modern, up-to-date energy conservation code addressing the design of energy efficient-building envelopes and installation of energy efficient mechanical, lighting, and power systems through requirements emphasizing performance.  The International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) establishes minimum regulations for energy efficient buildings using prescriptive and performance related provisions.  The IECC use within a governmental jurisdiction is intended to be accomplished through adoption of reference in accordance with proceedings establishing the jurisdiction’s laws and kept up to date with changes by code enforcement officials.

Texas Energy Systems (TES) is a registered Independent 3rd Party Testing firm certified for providing Energy Code Compliance Testing and Reporting in various markets of Texas. The (IECC) has been currently adopted as part of Building Code, with many variations and local amendments depending on where you build residential and multifamily properties in Texas.

We help developers and builders with processes and solutions to comply with the 3rd party testing required by local codes and ordinances. Our experienced service keeps costs low and gives owners peace of mind that the building systems will perform as designed.  Our clients include:  custom home builders, production home builders, mixed use and multifamily developers, and general contractors.

3rd Party Testing is the process of ensuring the HVAC mechanical and envelope systems perform according the project requirements and design.  It serves to increase unit efficiency and minimize post-occupancy performance problems in an effort to advance the building systems for meeting code compliance and project value.

Mechanical System Commissioning is a process that verifies and documents that the selected building systems have been designed, installed, and function according to the owner’s project requirements and construction documents. For the purposes of many local ordinances, it also means that the requirements of the currently adopted energy code and amendments, as applicable the mechanical systems, have been met.  Texas Energy Systems certified by the Association of Energy Engineers – Certified Building Commissioning Professional (CBCP)

Links to currently adopted energy codes:

City of Austin

City of San Antonio

City of Houston

City of Kyle