Residential Energy Efficiency Consulting

residential energy consulting

GDS Associates provides energy efficiency services to owners of both new and existing homes, homebuilders, property managers, code officials, architects and others in the home building industry. Clients are provided with expert information that is tailored to their needs, focusing on a home’s energy performance, comfort, safety, and durability.

GDS takes a whole-house approach to reviewing the energy performance of a home. Using building diagnostics, we identify opportunities to strengthen the existing or new home’s energy performance, durability and safety. By viewing the house as a system of integrated components that perform as integral parts of the whole structure, we develop cost-effective alternative designs and improvements to maximize property value and minimize operation and maintenance costs.

ENERGY STAR® HOMES CERTIFICATION 

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Review and analysis of building plans and specs

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Information, training, and recommendations to solve potential building problems

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Computerized energy modeling to estimate projected annual energy use

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Framing, insulation, air-sealing, and ventilation strategies

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Third-party confirmation that latest building practices were used to construct certified high performance, quality homes

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On-site inspections during the construction process

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Performance testing (Blower Door)

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Home Energy Ratings System (HERS)

 

ENERGY CODE COMPLIANCE

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Training for builders, code officials, other industry professionals

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STRETCH code

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HERS ratings

COMPREHENSIVE HOME ENERGY AUDITS

Energy Efficiency: Provide clear guidance toward maximizing home energy performance
Comfort: A warmer home during the winter and a cooler home during the summer
Safety: Help to maintain healthy air quality and verify ventilation system performance
Durability: Ensure homes carry the hallmark of quality

DIAGNOSTIC TESTING

Blower door/duct leakage testing

  • Pressure diagnostic testing
  • Estimating air infiltration or air leakage within a building’s shell
  • Locating the largest and most costly air leaks in a home
  • Targeting the most cost-effective areas for air-sealing
  • Testing a building’s HVAC system for duct leakage

 Infrared (IR) thermal imaging

  • Determining heat loss in existing buildings
  • Potential moisture issues inside the building’s frame
  • Combustion Safety

GDS Credentials/Memberships include:

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EPA ENERGY STAR Homes Partner Home Energy Rating System (HERS)

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National Residential Energy Service Network (RESNET)

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Northeast Home Energy Ratings System Alliance (NEHERS-Alliance)

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Association of Energy Service Professionals (AESP)

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Residential Energy Performance Association (REPA)

CONTACT

Scott Albert
Bruce Bennett

Providing solid engineering and energy consultant services throughout the U.S.