Fighting the inspector- double stud wall NOT “ci”!
This is how great building officials can be. I am working on getting my project qualified with the HERs raters and Energy Star programs to qualify for new construction rebates from local utility companies. However the inspector is claiming a double stud wall does not comply with IECC 2009 since it does not have r5 ci / 13 cavity as well as r5 ci at the box sills. I am trying to explain to him the double stud wall achieves the same thing ci does, not to mention my walls are roughly r40 overall. They also will not allow REScheck to prove compliance (36% better) since I am going after a Level 2 Energy rating (5% better then ES 3.0). “Code is code” was his response when I said “so I would pass if my wall had half the performance”.
Any thoughts from the fine folks here?
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