*PERMIT – A document provided to contractors from a governing party allowing work to be done in a residential home. The permit is issued for the protection of the homeowner.
**TITLE 24 – The California Energy Code, part 6 of the California Building Standards Code which is title 24 of the California Code of Regulations, also titled The Energy Efficiency Standards for Residential and Nonresidential Buildings, were created by the California Building Standards Commission in 1978 in response to a legislative mandate to reduce California’s energy consumption. The standards are updated periodically by the California Energy Commission to allow consideration and possible incorporation of new energy efficiency technologies and methods.
***HERS RATER – Governmentally approved 3rd party agencies used to confirm that contractors meet Title 24 compliance for installation of HVAC, ductwork, and insulation.
****CITY / COUNTY INSPECTOR – A building inspection is an inspection performed by a building inspector, a person who is employed by either a city, township or county and is usually certified in one or more disciplines qualifying them to make a professional judgment about whether a building meets building code requirements.