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 […]

A Proven Way to Boost Buyer Satisfaction

A happy home buyer is one of the greatest marketing assets that a builder can have, that’s why a comprehensive quality control program is such a crucial piece of the construction process.  However, schedules and deadlines are often tight and potential deficiencies of a home may be overlooked.  SkyeTec can alleviate this problem with our […]

SkyeTec Awarded 2016 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award by EPA

For the third consecutive year, SkyeTec is being recognized by the US EPA with an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for continued leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency achievements. This award is given to just a select few energy rating companies throughout the country, so it is […]

The Importance of Duct Leakage Testing for Passing Florida’s Energy Code

Over the past year, the buzz in residential building in Florida has been all about Blower Door testing and the new energy code.  However, Duct Leakage testing is actually the significant factor for getting homes to pass cost-effectively. The current Florida energy code (5th Edition) references a zero percent duct leakage to the outside, which […]

Earn $2,000 Per Home with the Federal 45L Energy Efficient Home Tax Credit

Good news can be hard to come by during tax season, but if you build energy efficient homes, you may be in luck! Thanks to the extension of the federal 45L energy efficient homes tax credit, you can earn a $2,000 tax credit on each home that qualifies. In order to receive this tax credit […]

Helpful Video Explains Importance of the HERS Index for Building Officials

RESNET created a really helpful video to explain the HERS Index is and how important it is when it comes to energy code.  More and more states/jurisdictions are adopting more stringent energy codes, including the latest 2015 IECC, which includes a HERS Rating compliance path.  Watch the quick video below to see what HERS is […]

Florida Energy Code Boot Camps Are Back in Session

We’re back on the road teaching the residential course for the Energy Code Boot Camps, presented by the Florida Home Builders Association,  Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation, Building a Safer Florida Inc., and SkyeTec. These free training sessions offer up to 7 CEUs and provide an in-depth look at the energy code requirements.  […]

Big Incentives to Build Energy Efficient in Georgia

Single family and multi-family builders in Georgia can earn an extra $600 per home or $300 per unit for constructing energy efficient new homes, thanks to the Georgia Power EarthCents New Home program .  In order to qualify for the rebate, each home/unit must: Be tested and verified utilizing the national standard HERS Rating Index to […]

HVAC Contractors: Join Us for Florida Code and ENERGY STAR Rev. 8 Training on August 5th

SkyeTec will be holding a free training session for HVAC professionals on Wednesday, August 5th.  This training will cover what you need to do to resolve the challenges that the new Florida energy code is presenting builders.  We will also cover the new requirements of ENERGY STAR Revision 8 and how they affect you. This […]