May 30, 2013
All Green Verifiers eligible to participate as a third party verifier for the Build Green New Mexico green certification program for residential projects were notified by the Steve Hale, Director of Build Green New Mexico that the program would no longer require the Thermal Bypass Checklist as one of the documents necessary for certification. The basis for the judgement by the director and his associate certifiers was that the failure of a checklist item on a Thermal Bypass Checklist would be reflected in the blower door results and thus the HERS Rating.
Further, the director stated in his guidance that it would make the program less cumbersome. Though it would take the program some time to update their written guidance and make it available on their website the new guideline is to be implemented immediately.