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Building Inspection

Residential Energy Code

 

For Residential new construction and addition permit applications filed prior to September 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 Develop Dallas On-Line. (Note: contractor’s providers must first be registered with Development Dallas On-Line).

 

For Residential new construction and addition permit applications filed on or after September 1, 2016:

  1. Provide the new Dallas Residential Energy Compliance Path Form, signed by a registered third-party energy provider, with the application of a building permit for new one- and two-family construction and additions to existing one- and two-family 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. 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 Residential 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

NCTCOG Regional Codes Approved ACH Tradeoff Guidance
Residential Buildings Compliance Certificate (form) - September 1, 2016
Residential Buildings Compliance Path (form) - September 1, 2016

Residential Energy Code Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)