HOW TO SHOW COMPLIANCE WITH ENERGY CONSERVATION REQUIREMENTS IN THE 2013 RESIDENTIAL CODE OF OHIO
Construction documents submitted for permits must include information showing compliance, both graphically on the drawings, and by identifying how you intend to comply using one of the following compliance paths:
Several computer programs are available to generate a Trade-Off or Performance analysis showing compliance with the 2009 IECC. One of the most popular Trade-Off analysis programs is REScheck, available free from the Department of Energy at www.energycodes.gov. (Be aware that it is a lengthy download.)
The DOE also has an online version of REScheck you can use without downloading the whole program. Its website also contains a great deal of other good information about constructing energy tight buildings.
RemRate is another popular Performance Analysis program, but it is not free. For additional software options, check the Department of Energy directory of energy analysis programs at http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/tools_directory, or refer to the 2009 IECC.
At the completion of construction, an Energy Efficiency Certificate must be attached to, or in, the electrical panel, before the final inspection. Some computer programs such as REScheck generate such a certificate as part of the analysis, or you may fill out and use the one referenced below.
If you have questions, you are welcome to contact our Residential Plans Examiner, Joe Mangan, at 937-438-2767 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, or at 937-225-5038 on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Form 1: 2013 The OHBA Alternative Energy Code Option. Cannot be used for Room Additions