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The 5th Edition (2014) Florida Building Code recently passed and is scheduled to take effect for all homes permitted on or after June 30th, 2015. With this latest edition also comes the new Residential Energy Code containing some big changes.

2014 Florida Energy CodeOverall this new energy code is much more stringent than the current code. Each home will be required to pass a blower door test, also known as the envelope leakage test or house infiltration test, with an air leakage rate not exceeding five (5) air changes per hour, among a number of other new requirements.

In the coming months, you can rely on SkyeTec to help prepare you for these various changes to the 2014 Residential Energy Code. Stay tuned to SkyeTec.com for more details!