The U.S. Department of Energy designed COMcheck to be used as a commercial energy compliance tool that essentially tells a user whether or not a building meets the requirements of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and ASHRAE 90.1, it also includes state-specific codes. COMcheck can be downloaded onto a Windows® or Mac® based computer, it supports the 2006, 2009 and 2012 IECC as well as ASHRAE Standard 90.1: 2004, 2007 and 2010, and other various state codes.
COMcheck provides overall performance requirements for commercial building envelopes and assemblies. Using the ComCheck tool allows for more flexibility when designing the building envelope. When using ComCheck it is important to make sure the building is constructed and insulated to the exact dimensions specified in the COMcheck report. Compliance may be checked with a final inspection of the building after the report has been issued. If there are discrepancies between the report and what has been installed, you may be required to redo the entire installation.
COMcheck is an extremely useful tool for metal building construction industry professionals. While it is helpful, it can also be overwhelming. Our steel building insulation representatives understand the code requirements given through Comcheck and can help provide you with a custom insulation system for your metal building project.