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Design Assistance in Portland, OR
The demand for energy-efficient homes and businesses has skyrocketed in recent years. The Westside Drywall team can help every step of the way during the green construction process, starting with design assistance. We help create an inclusive, integrated design approach that considers all systems together. From Eugene, Oregon, to Seattle, Washington – this essential step helps projects meet green construction goals and stay on schedule.
The Energy Trust of Oregon offers a cash incentive for projects that complete the design assistance requirements, and we can facilitate the process. The design assistance process pulls key project players together to review plans and facilitates communication between the client, architect, builder and subcontractors before construction begins.
This essential step prevents costly construction errors, while keeping projects on schedule and within the project budget. Collaboration in the design process helps promote the performance of the finished product by addressing energy efficiency strategies early in the project.
During the design assistance process we:
- Invite key players to discuss the project during the planning phase
- Define the goals of the design assistance meeting, taking the burden off the builder
- Review the plans and possible changes that are within the scope of the builder’s abilities to boost building performance
- Discuss restrictions that need to be followed by subcontractors to meet project goals
- Facilitate communication among construction professionals for a higher quality finished product and an easier construction process
- Provide documentation to qualify for the Energy Trust incentive
- Review plans for compliance with the Energy Performance Score criteria by Energy Trust
We Simplify the Design Assistance Process
Taking advantage of state incentives can seem like a daunting task. At Westside Drywall, we take the guesswork out of the process and bring building science expertise to the table. We offer technical support and knowledge of best practices for increased home or building performance. Westside Drywall can also provide duct and air testing and your overall Energy Performance Score later in the project.
Save Time and Money During Construction
A key benefit of an integrated design approach is that it reduces errors – saving time and money while preventing delays. It is much easier to make necessary design changes early in the design process, while the plans are still flexible. This integrated design process also helps builders and other construction professionals earn a strong reputation for exceptional building performance. This approach reduces callbacks by delivering durable, energy-efficient projects.
Your Green Construction Experts
As your one-stop shop for energy-efficiency consultation in Portland, Vancouver, Seattle and beyond, we take the guesswork out of green home construction and help provide products that meet state building codes for energy efficiency.
Westside Drywall provides many services for the Energy Trust of Oregon program, including third-party verification, and Energy Performance Score, duct, and air tightness testing. We also provide insulation and weather resistant barriers that further the energy performance of projects.
With decades of industry experience, Westside Drywall can tackle projects of any size. Call us today and enlist the help of our skilled consultants and crews. We can help your projects exceed customer expectations for both project performance and durability.