Use this checklist to assess homes and offer advice on expected energy use for clients interested in buying homes that meet national minimum standards for energy efficiency. Meeting or exceeding the new energy code requirements is an indication of quality construction.
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 opportunities for energy efficiency improvements.