Building Inspection


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Building Inspection

Commercial Energy Code

 

For Commercial new construction and addition permit applications filed prior to November 1, 2016:

You must still provide the Dallas Building Energy Code Compliance Form at the end of the project.  However, instead of providing the form to the electrical inspector, the Third-Party Energy Code Provider has two methods to submit the form:

  1. Email the “old” Dallas Building Energy Code Compliance Form by emailing it to bigreencode@dallascityhall.com; or,
  2. Upload the form to Development Dallas On-Line. (Note:  Third-Party Energy Code Providers must first be registered with Development Dallas On-Line).

 

For Commercial new construction, addition and first-time finish-out permit applications filed on or after November 1, 2016:

  1. Provide the "new" Dallas Commercial Energy Compliance Path Form, signed by a registered third-party energy provider, with the application of a building permit for new commercial construction, additions and first-time tenant finish-outs to existing commercial structures.
  2. A compliance path form is not required to be submitted with the application for remodel permits. However, a compliance certificate is required at the end of the project.
  3. City of Dallas staff will sign off on the “Energy/Green Inspection” process (both “Green” and “Energy” forms must be approved and on file) before the building final inspection may be approved.
  4. For projects applying for Temporary Certificates of Occupancy, the third-party energy provider must submit the Dallas Commercial Energy Compliance Certificate with the TCO portion checked.
  5. Instead of providing the energy compliance certificates to the electrical inspector, the Third-Party Energy Code Provider has two options to submit the form:
  • Email the Dallas Commercial Energy Compliance Certificate form to bigreencode@dallascityhall.com. The form must be signed by a registered third-party energy provider; or,
  • Upload the form to Development Dallas On-Line. (Note: Third-Energy Code Providers must first be registered with Development Dallas On-Line).

List of Registered Energy Code Third Party Providers

Documents

Dallas Commercial Energy Compliance Certificate (form) - effective November 1, 2016
Dallas Commercial Energy Compliance Path (form) - effective November 1, 2016
NCTCOG Approved Methodology for Establishing Code Compliant Multifamily Residences