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Every home permitted after July 1st, 2017 will require a BLOWER DOOR TEST to meet energy code. (Section 402.4.1.2 of the Florida Building Code, 5th Edition 2014 Energy Conservation) This includes SINGLE FAMILY HOMES, TOWN HOMES, DUPLEXES and each CONDOMINIUM and APARTMENT UNIT where the building is three stories or less.
This testing must be done by an APPROVED independent third party contractor, or someone who was not involved in the construction of the house.
R402.4.1.2 Testing. The building or dwelling unit shall be tested and verified as having an air leakage rate of not exceeding 7 air changes per hour in Climate Zones 1 and 2, 3 air changes per hour in Climate Zones 3 through 8. Testing shall be conducted with a blower door at a pressure or 0.2 inches w.g. (50 Pascals). Testing shall be conducted by either individuals as defined in Section 553.993(5) or (7),F.S. or individuals licensed as set forth in Section 489.105(3)(f), (g), or (h) or an approved third party. A written report of the results of the test shall be signed by the party conducting the test and provided to the code official. Testing shall be performed at any time after creation of all penetrations of the building thermal envelope.
Serving Baker, Duval, Nassau, Clay, and St. Johns counties
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