Some building departments require an Energy Report when the building plans are submitted.  The Report calculates the energy efficiency of the building envelope….walls, exterior doors and windows.  Ask your building department what is required to obtain a residential building permit.  Do they require an Energy Report and Engineer Sealed Plans? At no cost to you, if you supply your property site address or tax ID number & building department name, Ai will call the building department, email them a sample set of dome building plans and ask what is required to issue a permit on the concrete dome.  Ai will email what was said, contact person name and phone number so you can also confirm.

In most states other than California and Florida the building department will accept a REScheck Energy Report.  Ai can complete the REScheck Energy Report once you provide specific door, window and equipment answers.  Ai emails elevation views of each type entryway and dormer with rough opening sizes and recommends door and window sizes.  Please call Ai at 321-639-8777 for current Energy Report cost.

In Florida (Energy Gauge Report) and California (Title 24 Energy Calculations) hire a local company to complete the report with Ai emailing them dome dimensions and R value.  The Florida Energy Report has evolved into a very detailed and technical report.  Each dome client provides the company their window and exterior door info and what type water heater, AC/furnace they will use along with the direction their front entryway faces.  The window info includes the window size, frame type, double pane, impact resistant glass, Low E number, U factor, SHGC (Solar Heat Gain Coefficient), etc.

American Ingenuity works with engineers who can seal the Ai dome plans for 47 states (not including Hi, ND,IN or Washington DC).  The engineer seal certifies that the Ai dome complies with that states building codes. Please call Ai for current engineer seal costs.

What paperwork is required to obtain a building permit in Florida? To obtain a residential building permit in Florida, all new construction requires Engineer Sealed Building Plans, a Florida Energy Report and other documents.  To build the dome, some Florida Building Departments will also require Florida Engineer sealed Structural Calculations.  You can purchase the Building Plans, Florida Engineer Seal and structural calculations from American Ingenuity.