Johnson Environmental Service for Home Builders
Johnson Environmental will work with your Architect and Engineer to assist in design options to create an energy efficient project. We help with HVAC ( Heating, Cooling, Electric), Windows, Solar Panels, SIP Panels, Geothermal options.
Designed to offer critical information for further plan development, a Preliminary Plan Review is performed when construction documents are still in the initial stages of development. This review is ideal for fast-track projects or foundation permit requests where a complete set of building plans and specifications are not available. This service includes the review of initial design code compliance including use and occupancy classification, type of construction, height and area calculations, means of egress, fire-resistance construction requirements and foundation design.
2012 IECC/ 2015 IECC Code Compliance
Johnson Enviromental will perform a comprehensive review of design drawings and specifications to the disciplines requested. These include:
- Detailed checklist of code compliance and violations
- Follow-up Inspections throughout construction
- Final testing, commissioning, Blower Door Testing
ICC 700 2012 National Green Building Standard ( NGBS)
Also known as sustainable or high performance construction, green building incorporates construction and development techniques, materials and designs intended to minimize a home’s impact on the environment and conserve natural resources. Green building is a practical response to a wide range of issues affecting all consumers. These include such concerns as rising energy costs, the need to ensure clean water and minimize water usage, and the need to improve air quality. In short, home builders strive to maximize efficiency and sustainability in every aspect of new home construction and in home remodeling.
ENERGY STAR (New Buildings)
A design project that achieves Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR recognition meets strict EPA criteria for estimated energy performance. It signifies that, once built, the building is poised to achieve top energy performance – and to be eligible to earn ENERGY STAR certification. Once the building is in operation for a set time period and performance is confirmed, the ENERGY STAR label can be earned.
Johnson Environmental offers consulting services for buildings pursuing ENERGY STAR Single Family certification, including:
- Administration of Portfolio Manager
- Project certification management
- Site visit and field testing by professional verifiers to meet program guidelines
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. To receive LEED certification, building projects satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification. Prerequisites and credits differ for each rating system, and teams choose the best fit for their project. Johnson Environmental has professionals who can manage the LEED process and assist with sustainable design for LEED Building Design and Construction (BD&C), Interior Design and Construction (ID&C), Neighborhood Development (ND) and Homes.
We offer LEED consulting beginning with building design to building certificate of occupancy.
Contact Chris Johnson at 605-940-0759 for more information.