TexEnergy & Build Quality Certifications

City officials will provide a certificate of occupancy for a home that ensures that home is safe for an occupant. Grenadier has teamed with Tex Energy to ensure that the home is built to a much higher standard of energy efficiency and finish quality.

All Grenadier Homes heating and cooling bills are guaranteed to not exceed a monthly dollar amount by TexEnergy Solutions Efficiency Promise Program.

All Grenadier Homes comply with Green Built Texas program.

  • Water efficiency/conservation/minimize environmental impact
  • Higher Indoor air quality
  • Efficient appliances

TexEnergy Inspections

All the design and performance of these systems are verified and tested by TexEnergy, following a rigorous inspection protocol.

  • Energy efficiency elements of a home are input into government approved energy modeling software (Manual J&S program) that generates a yearly energy usage estimate
  • The estimate is the baseline for the Inspection protocol.
  • Pre-Drywall Tests:
    ○ Air sealing inspection of all visual cavities to ensure proper sealing before insulation. All imperfect seals are noted for opportunity to properly seal with either tape, poly-seal or t-ply for airtight homes
    ○ HVAC Venting is tested for seal leaks prior to sheetrock.
    ○ All perimeter walls are R-15 and all common walls are R-22 to achieve the very high grade 1 installation rating as a result of using blown in insulation in all wall cavities instead of simply batt insulation. Full insulation inspection completed by Tex Energy.
    ○ Home Completion Tests: Blower Door Test is performed to ensure home is airtight.
    ○ Fresh air system is tested to ensure performance/ healthy air in home.
    ○ Room balancing test is performed to ensure HVAC system is distributing airflow to each room at required rates.
    ○ All wet area exhaust fans are tested to ensure maximum performance.
    ○ Rim Seal inspections of top framing plate to ensure attic is airtight.

Home will not pass above energy efficiency inspections until quality installation is certified by TexEnergy inspectors, as evidenced by issuance of a final Energy Efficiency Certificate. Such final inspections will verify all energy efficient design elements are installed and complete and performing as designed.