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Whether you're building new housing units or want to make sure your current building is up to code, our design experts are here to help. Our energy professionals use specialized modeling tools to determine the energy and water usage throughout the building and by each unit. They account for factors such as:

  • Unit Size
  • Maximum Occupancy
  • Lighting Fixtures
  • Appliances
  • Building Location

With all of these elements, we can create a personalized solution that fits your timeline and budget. Our specialists also keep your focus in mind, such as generating cost savings, being more eco-friendly, or meeting codes to qualify for credits. 

We also work with contractors, developers, and energy officials to make eco-friendly choices that reduce water, gas, and electricity consumption across all units. Our staff will also handle communication with officials, making your job a little easier.

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To ensure your building meets the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), your primary considerations should be the HVAC system, lighting, and envelope. The envelope includes elements like windows, doors, and floors. Local or state officials will monitor the design and construction process to ensure you meet these codes. Our specialists work with these officials and the stakeholders to meet all of the requirements.
Using COMcheck software, our specialists review all of the elements involved to ensure your building meets IECC standards and is cost-effective. This software accounts for all of your requirements and runs calculations to identify areas that need to meet code. Since all government officials and many contractors use COMcheck, our specialists can easily communicate with everyone involved, so you can get the approval you need fast.
We not only follow IECC requirements but also help you save money long term. Our specialists evaluate your plans to find the best ways to reduce energy consumption, like choosing ENERGY-STAR approved lighting fixtures and insulation. With our in-house team of certified specialists, you can select the best energy- and cost-saving options for your space.

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If you need to get a certification to show your building is above code, our dedicated staff can verify you. We verify for:

  • Energy Star: A program under the EPA. It's a voluntary organization that works with commercial building owners who want to manage their energy consumption.
  • National Green Building Standard (NGBS): This focuses on the quality, availability, and environmental stability of residential homes and communities. It offers certifications for land development and multifamily buildings.
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED): A component of the U.S. Green Building Council. It awards certifications based on sustainable site choices, energy and water savings, indoor environmental quality, and reduction of CO2 emissions.

These certifications show your property lives up to a certain energy-saving standard. With one or more of these certifications, you prove that you're dedicated to reducing your energy consumption with eco-friendly fixtures, appliances, and HVAC systems. If you have a multifamily building, you're more likely to attract tenants who want to live in a green building. They may be willing to pay more for the benefit of eco-friendly appliances in your units.

To get certified, our staff walks you through a detailed process while making suggestions along the way. We review your location, materials, and water and energy efficiency, then create customized solutions to ensure you meet the requirements. We have specialized verifiers for each certificate, meaning you're in good hands regardless of the credential you need.

Why energy diagnostics ?

Energy Diagnostics can help you with all of your commercial building needs when it comes to being green. As a third-party consultant, we offer unbiased solutions that are sure to meet your requests and needs, whether you're constructing a new office building or renovating a multifamily property. With quick turnaround times for documents, we help your project run smoothly while you stay stress-free. Contact us to get started today!

Michelle Foster

Home Innovation Research Labs

"Chris Schwarzkopf has been an accredited verifier since 2008 and is one of our highest volume verifiers in the country. Chris has experience verifying both new single family homes and multifamily buildings, as well as renovations and land developments to the National Green Building Standard. Few verifiers have that depth of experience. Builders and developers who work with Chris can feel confident that he will be able to deftly guide them through the certification process."

Rick Mossell

Heartland Builders of NWI Inc.

"As a builder in Northwest Indiana for over 30 years. It has been a benefit to me and my company Heartland Builders of NWI Inc. to work with Energy diagnostics for many years. Their dedication and hard work are evident by how diligent and timely they are with all aspects of their Business. I cannot say there is a weak link in there process from start to finish and I greatly appreciate that. I would highly recommend energy diagnostics. It is nice to have a contractor that you can check off the worry factor and know they have you covered"

Bryan Bucher

Bucher Construction

"Energy Diagnostics helps keep us amongst market leaders in energy efficient construction practices.  They are a reliable part of our team, keeping us up to date and educated on current energy efficient building practices.  The controls they have implemented combined with their knowledge and responsiveness has been beneficial."

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International Code Counsil
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