Architect on Building Site

What is a REScheck?

It is a document that describes the overall efficiency of the insulation in your building. If it does not meet the overall

efficiency that is required by code, it will fail and you will not get a building permit. A REScheck report is an analysis of your project's design which documents that your residential building will meet or exceed the energy conservation standards of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) developed by the International Code Council. Each state has adopted some version of the IECC. The REScheck report includes Certificates of Compliance and Compliance Checklists.  Most building departments will accept REScheck, however, please call us to be sure.

Residential Compliance Using REScheck™ 

…REScheck…makes it fast and easy for builders, designers, and contractors to determine whether new homes, additions, and alterations meet the requirements of the IECC or a number of state energy codes. REScheck also simplifies compliance determinations for building officials, plan checkers, and inspectors by allowing them to quickly determine if a…residence meets the code.  REScheck is appropriate for insulation and window trade-off calculations in residential detached one- and two-family buildings and multi-family buildings three stories or less in height above grade, such as apartments, condominiums, and townhouses. REScheck works by performing a simple U-factor x Area (UA) calculation for each building assembly to determine the overall UA of a building. The UA that would result from a building conforming to the code requirements is compared against the UA for your building. If the total heat loss (represented as a UA) through the envelope of your building does not exceed the total heat loss from the same building conforming to the code, the software generates a report that declares your building is compliant with the code.