Inspection Process

Energy Conservation Code Inspections

Energy Code Inspections are integrated into the existing inspections process and will occur as part of the inspections that are required for your building permit.The following are mandatory inspections for all projects subject to the (ECC):

  1. Insulation Inspection: at the time of the first Building Insulation Inspection or after Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Rough inspections are complete but prior to installing drywall.
  2. Energy Final Inspection: at the time of Building Final Inspection or after finishes, plumbing fixtures, and light controls are installed.

Green Construction Code and ASHRAE 189.1 Inspections

Green inspections are required on projects subject to the Green Construction Code (GCC) that have elected to pursue the GCC or ASHRAE 189.1 compliance pathways. Green inspections include a Green Demolition, Green Rough, and Green Final Inspection. When demolition is not part of a project's scope of work a Green Demolition Inspection is not required. Similarly, if a project is only performing demolition then a Green Rough-In and Green Final Inspection is not required.

The following clarifies when each inspection must be conducted. 

  1. Demolition Inspection: at the time of indoor air quality plan implementation but prior to starting construction activities likely to produce dust or odors.
  2. Green Rough-In Inspection: at the time of the first Building Insulation Inspection or after Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Rough Inspections are complete but prior to installing drywall.
  3. Green Final Inspection: at the time of Building Final Inspection or after finishes, plumbing fixtures, and light controls are installed.

DCRA Green Construction Code inspections must be scheduled here.

Third Party Inspections

Click here for information regarding the third party Green and Energy inspections process.