Project 2013 - 5032 Wild Meadow Dr
November 17, 2013
What a start to November this had been. Cold weather, wind, rain, rain, rain, and more rain. Through the ups and downs with Wisconsin Novemeber weather we have been making progress on the roof system. All the trusses are installed and in a day or two we will have all the OSB on the roof. Shingles are being delivered Monday and we hope to start that mid week. We have a goal of being off the roof by Thanksgivining break and have our hands full to meet that. The house is looking great and I encourage you to stop out and take a look at their work. Stay tuned for more pictures. Have a great day. Mr. G
Focus New Homes Certification
Every home in the Focus on Energy New Homes Program undergoes a series of performance tests and must meet specific program standards before being certified. This certification is your assurance that your new home is comfortable, safe, durable, and energy efficient.
It also helps ensure that you'll save money--year after year--on energy costs, and may increase your home's value at the time of resale.
Buyers of a Focus New Home can expect the following:
Framing and insulation installation review
Air-tightness to minimize drafts and create superior indoor air quality
Sealed combustion equipment and carbon monoxide detectors to ensure safety
Whole-house ventilation installed for proper ventilation (complies with ASHRAE 62.2-2007)
The Review and Certification Process
When you build a Focus New Home, an accredited building performance consultant works with your builder to streamline the certification process. The consultant does all the testing so the builder can focus on what he does best—building homes.
One of the first things the consultant does is run a REM/Rate®—software model on the architectural plans for your home to estimate its energy efficiency. If needed, the consultant will make best-practice recommendations to keep your new home on track for certification.
Proof is powerful. That's why Focus' consult completes two site visits for each Focus New Home.
Visit 1: Framing and Insulation Installation Review
It sounds simple, but all new homes are not created equal. Focus' consultant works with your builder to ensure your home is framed in a way that reduces air infiltration. They also reviews the installation of the insulation to ensure it meets program requirements.
Visit 2: Performance Testing
After construction is complete, Focus' building performance consultant will conduct the required performance testing, which includes testing your home's air tightness. The whole-house ventilation equipment will also be reviewed to ensure compliance with ASHRAE 62.2-2007 and program requirements. All Focus certification standards are also verified at this time. The computer modeling is then updated to calculate the homes estimated energy efficiency.
Upon certification, you'll receive a Homeowner's Manual, a Certification Report, and a Focus on Energy New Homes Certification Plaque. This is everything you'll need to run your new home efficiently and maintain its performance and value.
Questions? Please call the Focus on Energy Information Center at 1.800.762.7077 or e-mail us at email@example.com.