There are different types of reports that your Commercial or Residential construction project might require in order to obtain your building permit and ultimately your certificate of occupancy from your building department and building inspector.  On today’s episode of the Reschexpert blog, Rescheck Podcast, and Rescheck Discussion forum we want to give you a basic explanation of each report and in which instance you might need to obtain one for your new construction, addition, or alteration to comply with your state’s energy code.

  • Comcheck: Comparison of your local climate zone versus the insulation and materials you want to install on your commercial construction addition, alteration, or new construction project.
  • Rescheck: Comparison of your local climate zone versus the insulation and materials you want to install on your residential camp expansion, new construction, or alteration project.
  • Manual J Heat Loss: Most simply, the measure of the amount of BTU’s your structure will use for heating and cooling of your structure taking into consideration the extremes for your particular altitude, climate, and specific jobsite address.
  • Manual S HVAC Equipment Sizing: Mathematical conversion of BTU calculations into the actual size of the HVAC unit that should be installed on your structure.  A description of the minimum tonnage needed for your structure.
  • Manual D Duct Sizing. Mathematical minimum sizings of the ductwork for your residential or commercial project to ensure supply and return lines allow proper flow of air to heat, cool, and dehumidify your structure.

Should I Hire and Outside Energy Auditor to Handle My Rescheck or Manual J Energy Reports?

These are the basic reports you will need for many commercial and residential construction projects along with an easy to use tab to get any of the individual reports started.  We also offer some discounted combination packs of our most popular items.  If you are ready to get started on any one of these reports simply click the “submit plans” box in the lower right hand side of the screen or email plans to

Download the Department of Energy’s Rescheck Desktop here.  Rescheck Desktop Download.

Here is quick link to the Department of Energy’s Rescheck Web Rescheck Creation Page

To order your Rescheck you can visit this link.  Order a Rescheck Energy Report here.

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