Use this guide to assess homes and offer advice on expected energy use for clients interested in buying homes in Alabama. Meeting or exceeding the new energy code requirements is an indication of quality construction. Energy efficient homes are more comfortable, cost less to operate, and reduce air pollution.
This guide does not cover all aspects of the Alabama energy code. It addresses the requirements that are easiest to identify after construction is complete. Older homes will not meet these requirements, but the checklist can still be used to pinpoint energy efficiency improvements.