Multi-Family Projects Not Exempt from Blower Door Testing in Florida

As of July 1st, 2017, all new residential construction in Florida must pass a Blower Door test as part of the 5th Edition Energy Conservation Code, this includes multi-family buildings three stories or less (R101.5.1.1). Each unit must score 7 air changes per hour (7ACH50) or less for the Blower Door test in order for […]

Florida’s Blower Door Testing Requirement

What to know about Florida’s Blower Door testing requirement for building code As of July 1st, 2017, all new residential homes in Florida must pass a Blower Door (also known as House Infiltration) test to meet energy code. In order to help builders in this transition, here is a list of the most frequently asked […]

SkyeTec Earns 2017 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year-Sustained Excellence Award

Jacksonville, FL–SkyeTec has been named a 2017 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award winner for continued leadership in protecting our environment through superior energy efficiency achievements. This is the fourth consecutive year that SkyeTec has been honored by the EPA for their work with the ENERGY STAR® Program.  SkyeTec’s accomplishments will […]

How to Avoid Dry Run Fees

Follow this process and avoid dry run charges!

Join us for “Learn and Earn” Training Sessions!

SkyeTec is pleased to offer free “Learn and Earn” training sessions with the Florida Home Builders Association.  These hour long sessions will cover everything you need to know to about the Blower Door test before the mandate takes effect on July 1st and you’ll earn a (1) hour CEU for attending. We’ll also discuss the […]

Energy & Building Science Training Classes Now Available

SkyeTec recently launched a new division, the SkyeTec Training Center.  We noticed the need for a truly comprehensive training organization for our industry,  one that would offer both classroom and hands-on instruction, so the SkyeTec Training Center was developed. The STC offers a variety of training courses to help individuals start or advance their career […]

What Exactly Changed In Alabama’s Residential Energy Code?

In October, Alabama’s Residential Energy Code changed from the 2009 IRC to the 2015 Alabama Residential Energy Code, which combines parts of the 2009, 2012, and 2015 IECC.  So how does the new code compare to the old one?

Number of HERS Rated New Homes Grows During First Half of 2016

According to a recent article from RESNET,  100,286 new homes received a HERS Index Rating and HERS Index score in the first half of 2016. This is a 15% increase in demand for HERS ratings compared to the first half of 2015. RESNET also reports that the energy performance of these homes saw a change […]

Alabama’s Residential Energy Code Changing Soon

Less than 2 months from now, Alabama’s residential energy code will change from the 2009 IRC to the 2015 Alabama Residential Energy Code, which combines parts of the 2009, 2012, and 2015 IECC.  The updated code contains significant changes that will have an impact on a builder’s overall process.  However, with early preparation, builders  can […]

Florida Energy Code Update

If you haven’t yet heard, the results that will be needed in order to pass the House Leakage (Blower Door) test for the 5th Edition Florida Building Code have been modified to 7 ACH50 or less instead of 5.  However, if the house tests at 3 ACH50 or less, it will then be required to […]