All holes between loors and through walls have beensealed with caulk or oam
where phone and cable wires enter the house
where plumbing goes through walls, oors, andceiling
Ceiling and walls are insulated, OR:In Attic:Ducts are sealed and insulated to a value o R-6Whole House:All ducts are sealed with mastic (Duct tape isnot sucient)
Efective July 1, 2013, ducts must be sealed and insulated toa value o R-8
Alternative Compliance Path
I these requirements are not met, ask the builderor documentation showing the home meetsminimum standards or energy consumption.At least hal o the home’s lighting xtures arehigh eciency lights
(Voluntary) Energy Certicate located on circuitbreaker box is completed and signed
Crawl space walls and/or oor above areproperly insulatedAttic access hatch or door is weather-strippedand insulated
The replace doors are sealed with gaskets
The blower door test resulted in a score o seven airchangers per hour (ACH) or less (i applicable) The builder tested the ducts or air leakage
Baldwin & MobileCounties0.650.750.30All Other Counties0.500.650.30
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Use this checklist to assess homes and offer advice on expected energy use for clients
interested in buying homes that meet national minimum standards for energy efciency.Meeting or exceeding the new energy code requirements is an indication of quality construction.This guide does not cover all aspects of the Alabama energy code. It addresses the requirements that areeasiest to identify after construction is complete. Older homes will not meet these requirements, but thechecklist can still be used to pinpoint opportunities for energy efciency improvements.
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The consumer education campaign is made possible by the combined eforts o the ollowingorganizations: Alabama Department o Economic and Community Afairs, U.S. Department o Energy, and Building Codes Assistance Project.