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At Infrared Diagnostic, we're proud to hold a number of industry certifications that help us provide excellent service to our customers and stand out from the competition. Read on to learn about our qualifications.
The Building Performance Institute (BPI) is the nation's leading building science accreditation organization. The "house as a system" philosophy - which looks at a building's various components (building envelope, attic, basement, combustion equipment, ventilation sources) and the interrelationship between them to maximize a home's performance. This approach leads to greater energy efficiency, but perhaps more importantly to buildings that simply work better. A home that has been analyzed and upgraded from a whole-house standpoint is more durable, healthier, more comfortable, and more energy efficient. For more information about BPI's standards, take a look at their Technical Standards for Building Analysts (PDF).
RESNET Certified HERS Rater
RESNET (short for the Residential Energy Services Network), is the premier accreditation organization for home energy raters and home energy auditors in the country. With an emphasis on new construction, RESNET certified HERS Raters (HERS is short for Home Energy Rating System) to analyze each element of home that may contribute to energy waste or energy inefficiencies. During a HERS Rating, we analyze each of these components, as well as their relationship to one another, to assign the home a score from 1-100 on the HERS Index. (100 is bad, 0 is good.) HERS Ratings are a mandatory part of the certification process for many green building certifications including Energy Star and LEED.
ENERGY STAR Partner
Infrared Diagnostic LLC is an ENERGY STAR Partner qualified to provide builders with the ENERGY STAR Rating on new construction. In this competitive housing market, an ENERGY STAR certified home is an added incentive to home buyers.
By building homes that earn the ENERGY STAR Rating, your company can join more than 5000 builders that have benefited from, enhanced home buyer satisfaction, reduced liability, increased profit and gained recognition as well as building homes that are at least 15% more energy efficient than standard homes.
Infrared Diagnostic LLC also provides energy audits on existing homes and other infrared building diagnostic services.
United Infrared, Inc.
Infrared Diagnostic LLC is a United Infrared Authorized Contractor. With this designation, Infrared Diagnostic can provide services nationwide. Feel free to contact us for more information.
Infrared Training Center
ITC’s Level III thermographer certification includes training in successful thermography program across a variety of applications and industries. Level III Thermographers are trained to develop an equipment list, establish severity criteria, set repair priorities, and determine IR survey frequencies; all critical elements of a successful inspection program. Level I and II are a prerequisite for completing Level III certification.
Infrared thermography is used to perform P/PM inspections on electrical equipment because excess resistance on electrical apparatus indicates electrical faults such as loose connections, overloaded or imbalanced circuits, faulty breakers, damaged switches, faulty fuses and a wide range of other unwanted electrical conditions.
Before an electrical component burns up, it heats up. Thermography is used to see the excess heat (resistance) so that problems can be found and maintenance personnel can act to correct the problem before the component fails, causing damage to the component, safety hazards and/or production downtime.
Block Wall Scan IR
We are members of BlockWallScanIR. As such, we detect and document structural and thermal deficiencies in Concrete Masonry Unit Walls (CMU). Infrared technology is the best way to see the grouted cells, insulation and air-leakage in CMU (Concrete Masonry Units) walls.Infrared testing of CMU can be performed anytime during the construction process, without delaying or interrupting any other trades or affecting the progress of the building. Structural and thermal problems in a CMU building are common. With the infrared image report, the problems in CMU building are easily identified and documented. so that correction can be made with precision.
By using infrared thermography, we find the trapped moisture and mark the wet areas so that repairs can be made surgically. This can save you money because you may not have to replace the roof as soon. By marking paint directly on the roof, repair areas can be seen by anyone standing on the roofs after the survey is performed.