Pinellas County Blower Door Notice

Mandatory Residential Air Infiltration (Blower Door) Testing
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Florida Energy Conservation Code States: Effective July 1st, 2017; New Construction on residential buildings or dwellings units shall have Blower Door Testing performed by an Approved 3rd Party Agency. 

Tests will be accepted from the following individuals: 

1. Individuals defined under FS 553.993 (5) or (7)

a. Energy Auditor or Energy Rater

b. Currently Certified through RESNET or BUILDING PERFORMANCE INSTITUTE

2. Individuals licensed under FS 489.105(3)(f), (g) or (i);

a. Class A Air Conditioning Contractor

b. Class B Air Conditioning Contractor

c. Mechanical Contractor

3. Individual approved by the Building Official

To become registered with the Building Department, you must submit proof of PCCLB registration or submit the following: 

1. Proof of licensure and/or certification as shown above

2. Proof of liability insurance ($100,000 bodily injury/ $25,000 property)

3. Proof of workman’s compensation insurance or exemption

4. Proof of Business Tax receipt for the agency (if applicable)

Blower Door Testing reports verifying 7 air changes per hour or less must be submitted to the Building Department prior to the issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy and must be signed by the registered, qualified individual who performed the test.

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