What is a Permanent certificate?
For Residential building job applications, the builder or registered design professional must complete or update the Permanent Energy Efficiency Certificate, and have it installed prior to final inspections of the application.
What information must be displayed on the Permanent certificate
Permanent Certificate Must List the Following at a Minimum
1 Predominant R-values of insulation installed in or on ceiling/roof, walls, foundation, and ducts outside the envelope
2 U-factors/SHGC values of fenestration
3 Air leakage testing results
4 Types and efficiencies of HVAC and Service water heating equipment
5 Location of the Solar-Ready zone and pathways to the electrical service panel or service hot water system
Where should the Permanent certificate be posted?
As per the New York City Energy code location of the Permanent Certificate posted is as under
1 Drawing must specify that the Certificate will be posted on a wall in the space where the furnace is located, a utility room, or an approved location inside the building prior to final inspections of the application.
2 When specifying to post the Certificate near or on the electrical distribution panel, drawings must also instruct that the certificate must be readily visible (at eye level and in plain sight), and yet must not obstruct the visibility of the other Code required labels (e.g., circuit directory label, service disconnect label, etc.).
Additions & Alterations Job Applications requirements for Permanent Certificate Permanent certificate
For Additions and Alterations applications affecting information on the existing Permanent Certificate, drawings should specify that the existing Certificate must be updated and re-installed.
Please download the sample file for the Permanent certificate