Friday
Dec182009

Performance Building Programs

More and more residential and commercial building owners are opting to build under a certified building program. The Home Inspector General, Inc. has commissioned building projects under the following programs:

  • Energy Star
  • Energy Star with Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)
  • 2005 Energy Tax Credit (business tax credit for builders)
  • Green Built Michigan
  • LEED for Homes Pilot Program
  • LEED-CS
  • LEED-CI
  • LEED-NC
  • Green Communities
  • American Lung Association Health House

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Friday
Dec182009

Specialty Testing

The Home Inspector General, Inc. is pleased to offer the following specialty testing services for your consideration:

  • Air Duct Balance Testing
  • Air Leak Testing (drafts)
  • Backdraft Testing (gas appliance safety)
  • Carbon Monoxide Testing
  • Dust Particulate Sizing
  • Electrical Outlet Efficiency Test (electrical outlet wiring/load safety)
  • HVAC System Airflow Testing
  • Intake/Exhaust Vent Fan Airflow Testing
  • Mold testing (air, surface & wall cavity sampling)
  • Odor & Source Identification
  • Zonal Pressure Balancing
  • Radon (active electronic testing)
  • Temperature/Humidity Data Logging
  • VOC Testing (chemical emmissions)

The Home Inspector General, Inc. can custom design a testing protocol for your specific needs. Call us today with your specific testing problem for a free telephone consultation.

Friday
Dec182009

System Design

The EPA reports that most heating and cooling systems are oversized for the buildings they heat and cool. Oversizing is problematic on every level. Systems that are oversized are more expensive to purchase, cost more to operate, do not heat and cool properly, require more maintenance and need replacement sooner.

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