Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Blower Door and Duct Leakage Testing

Go Green, NM provides Blower Door and Duct Leakage testing for build green programs and the Albuquerque Energy Conservation Code. Below are a few tips:

  • Draft stop all cavities an seal all corners in platform returns. Alternatively hard duct the return inside the platform.
  • Seal all bypasses that allow air to leak into the home. For example, seal penetrations on exterior walls, junction boxes and HVAC registers to sheetrock with canned foam or caulk, caulk bottom plates to foundation, etc.
  • Minimize duct leakage to the outside by installing ducts in conditioned space or seal all ducts outside of conditioned space with mastic.
Find more information by calling Go Green, NM LLC at 505.474.3627 or Contacting Us at

Thursday, June 10, 2010

New Mexico's Energy Code

The State of New Mexico's Construction Industries Divisions has held public hearings for the discussion and adoption of the latest codes impacting all permitted building construction in the state. The New Mexico Energy Conservation Code, is one of the affected codes.

The New Mexico Energy Codes is proposed to go into effect on July 1, 2010, and is based on the IECC-2009 code (which is based on the ASHRAE 90.1-2007 Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential).

The New Mexico Energy Conservation Code will impact the thermal performance of building envelopes, efficiency of HVAC equipment, plus design and controls strategies for such equipment, and established maximum lighting power density and controls for illumination of commercial buildings.

Visit Go Green, NM LLC for more information!

Go Green, NM provides Energy Modeling, HERS Rating, Performance Testing for the Albuquerque Energy Conservation Code, and Green Verification for LEED and BGNM.