Priority Energy, For Builders and Architects, IL

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Reduce Costs, Increase Revenue & Boost Customer Satisfaction

Today’s consumers are more informed than ever before, and the demand for healthy, high-performance homes is growing rapidly.  We can help you meet this demand, have greater customer satisfaction and build healthier, efficient and more comfortable homes that will set you apart from other builders.  And did we mention that truly healthy and efficient homes sell for a premium price which means higher profit?

Priority Energy’s knowledge and services can make it easier for Illinois builders and architects to create dream homes that outperform all the others at little to no additional cost or production time. Our team can help you design your homes to minimize investment, easily meet energy codes and maximize performance.

Spend less time going back to your completed homes so you can focus on your next builds! Get Priority Energy’s experts involved from the very beginning for the best performance results and fewer call backs. Whether you are building from scratch, doing a renovation or adding an addition, our certified building science team will guide you through all the stages of planning and construction from design concept to the final blower door test. We have the tools, training and experience to help your projects run smoothly and perform as expected.

Get the Recognition Your Homes Deserve

Priority Energy will ensure your projects not only meet the IECC 2018 and 2021 building codes, but we can also verify projects for advanced certification programs, including:

Our Proven Steps to Build a High Performance Home:

Click on the links below to jump to each step:

Step 1: The Energy Model

Step 2: Mechanical Design

Step 3: Aeroseal

Step 4: Test & Verify

Step 5: Take Advantage of Other Services

Step 1: The Energy Model

Save Money & Time & Meet Performance Standards

How do you know if the project you have designed will perform effectively? Will the structure meet the IECC 2015 or 2018 code requirements? Is there going to be sufficient ventilation for the number of occupants? Components such as the building envelope, or shell, the mechanical equipment, windows, doors and even the building’s orientation, have an impact on energy consumption and home performance.

Energy models can save you time and money by testing both performance and prescriptive methods to code compliance. Priority Energy will help you make educated construction decisions to match your budget. We can show you where to make tradeoffs, such as insulation, mechanicals and/or ventilation while minimizing investment. Let our building envelope specialists provide you with the most effective path to meet your goals.

Step 2: Mechanical Design

HVAC Sizing Reports for Easy Code Compliance & Building Permits

One size (HVAC system) does not fit all! Our mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) experts will determine what type and size of equipment will suit your project and performance requirements. New mandates, from both the IECC (since 2012) and the State of Illinois (since 2016), require builders to have Manual J and S reports prior to obtaining a village building permit.

Priority Energy uses ACCA/ANSI approved software to perform load calculations (Manual J), ductwork design and sizing (Manual D), and mechanical equipment sizing (Manual S).

Architects and builders can rely on us to deliver accurate and timely reports to get your HVAC contractors off the right start. Send us your building plans and we’ll give you a quote!

Step 3: Aeroseal

Duct Sealing to Easily Meet Code Standards & Save Energy

Aeroseal is the only duct sealing method guaranteed to pass today’s more stringent code standards. Many builders and engineers now specify Aeroseal duct sealing in their initial design plans for both new construction and upgrade projects. That’s because Aeroseal is much quicker, less labor intensive and less expensive in the long run than isw sealing ducts with tape and mastic.

Your customers will like Aeroseal, too! Duct sealing not only saves energy, it also makes homes more comfortable, improves indoor air quality (especially great for allergy sufferers!) and increases the durability of the HVAC system.

Priority Energy’s highly trained technicians can complete most jobs in less than a day with a specially-developed computerized sealing system. Keep the good air in and the bad air out. Call today for your free quote.

Step 4: Test & Verify

IECC Duct Leak Tests, Blower Door Tests & Performance Verification

We know you are on a tight construction schedule. Priority Energy’s BPI certified technicians will quickly and accurately perform duct leak and blower door tests and get the verification reports back to you within 24 hours. Schedule your IECC test today.

Energy Star and Zero Energy Ready Homes (ZERH) require more rigorous performance testing throughout all stages of construction in order to attain these EPA and DOE-backed certifications. Priority Energy’s certified HERS raters can guide you through this advanced process, and provide the verification tests you need for national recognition for these code standards.

Step 5: Take Advantage of Other Services

Installation Inspection, Contractor Verification & Consulting

Ever wonder if your contractors/subs are “doing it right”? Priority Energy’s work doesn’t end at the design stage! Our knowledge of code requirements, insulation standards, air sealing, HVAC systems, thermostats, ventilation and humidity control, combined with our construction experience, can help you be sure that corners aren’t being cut--literally!

Don’t let one poorly-installed component compromise the performance and durability of your project. We provide contractor verification and inspection assistance for new home construction, retrofit jobs and home additions. You can confidently complete your job and have another happy customer!

Train & Certify Your Team to Target New Markets

If you’re looking to expand the skill set of your construction team and enhance your company’s credibility, Priority Energy has the training classes to get you BPI or RESNET-certified. We offer top-level, hands-on instruction to meet the standards of today’s high-performance building industry. We offer public or customized classes which can be held in your office, in the field or at our training facility.

One-Stop Source for Water & Moisture Management

You’ll save sourcing time at Priority Energy because of the solutions and services we can provide to complete your projects. Our products, such as ventilating dehumidifiers, HRVs and Clean Air furnaces, combined with our water and moisture management tools like rain screening, drainage planes and water barriers can help. We do more so our customers can focus on what they do best!

Rebates & Incentive Programs

The Federal 45L Tax Credit of $2000 for builders of Energy Efficient New Homes has been extended to Dec. 31, 2020.

Our team processes rebates and incentives quickly for qualifying energy efficiency projects and new construction. Priority Energy will certify and file all paperwork for available rebates and/or incentives, including utility-based rebates, the 45L tax credit, 179D and more.

If your company is planning a project that requires advanced energy efficiency expertise, contact the team at Priority Energy to explore ways we can work together to achieve your business goals!

Looking to build your own energy efficienct, healthy home?  Visit our page for home owners. We can help with new construction or exisiting home projects.

  • Thank you again and you will be the first person I call if I need additional part or service from your company.
  • I just wanted to send this message to all you and say GREAT JOB!  We had a rough inspection today and passed for the Woodward Ave. house. The inspector told us "if every house I inspected looked like this one I would be out a job".

    Anonymous Builder
  • We were so impressed with the amount of information the Priority Energy technicians gave us during our ENERGY AUDIT.  If you are buying a house, I would strongly recommend having them do an energy audit on it, in addition to your usual home inspection.

  • Thanks for a super intelligent and deep seminar expertly handled by a staff which was a pleasure to be around. Lunch was superbly and subtly handled.

    A.S. Architect
  • I wanted to thank you for all of your extra time and energy during our BPI training over the last few weeks. You really helped put things in perspective. You are an awesome crew and your facility is a valuable resource for students and the community

    BPI Student, L.E.
  • There is much less dust in the house and the monthly gas and electric charges have been reduced by 10 to 15%.....I'm sure I will see greater savings over a twelve month period......thanks again.

    Aeroseal Client, R.N.
  • Just completed my BPI Field exam for my Quality Control Inspector (QCI) certification renewal at Priority Energy.
    Such a convenient and well-set-up training and test center with caring and knowledgeable staff and proctors! Thanks folks!


    P.R., Ottawa, IL
  • It's been cold here for the past few days and I really feel the difference in heating since the building was Aerosealed! My apartment is so much warmer now. Thank you Priority Energy!


    Miruna; Tenant at Country Manor Apartments, Peru, IL
  • Anytime I can be a reference for all the great work on my (new) house, please let me know.  Priority Energy is outstanding at what they do!

    Executive at Medline Industries, IL
  • I have a two story home built in the mid seventies. Lots of temperature fluctuation between the floors. The Aeroseal process dramatically increased the air flow to the second floor. Good experience. The company was very informative, answered a lot of questions.

    Vince from Oakbrook, IL
  • "It's been cold here for the past few days and I really feel the difference in heating since the Aeroseal, my apartment is so much warmer now. Thank you!"  

    MP from Peru, IL
  • Thank You so much for the super-fast turn around of our Manual J, D and S reprt for the Village of Glen Ellyn. Our original Manual J kept getting kicked back to us for corrections but your calculations/report got approved instantly-no questions asked and no more permit delays!

    Kim, Glen Ellyn, IL
  • Thank you. Truly. I appreciate you taking the time to clarify things for me and then going above and beyond to ensure that my CEUs are handled for our current RESNET cycle. You’ve always been kind to me and this is another shining example of that.

    Craig, HERS Rater, Batavia, IL
  • (Aeroseal) is a GREAT Product! Really made our townhouse more comfortable!

    Gordon; Chicago, IL
  • We are having less ice on roof since the Aeroseal duct sealing! Thanks!

    Bill; Downers Grove, IL
  • Duct sealing (with Aeroseal) was the smartest thing I ever did! Our home is sooooo much more comfortable! We were so very pleased with Priority Energy and their technicians!

    Richard; Lake Forest, IL
  • On to the Radon issue - Excellent results with Aeroseal!  From 5 + to a .4.  Before sealing like we discussed, I had warm air coming out of the sump basket with the furnace running. Even with the furnace running, it is still pulling air in now.

    Bill; Belvidere, IL
  • Pat was awesome and super helpful! We are experiencing weak air flow in the duct system of our 1950''s home and Pat gave us great recommendations to fix the problem when we do our remodel.

    David; Arlington Heights, IL
  • Already the house seems more balanced (since Aeroseal duct sealing yesterday) .. far end of house is getting more warm air flow!

    Bryan, November 2019, Chicago, IL
  • Priority Energy did a great job with an Aeroseal project for my home. The rooms are more comfortable and even throughout the house, including the far registers which never used to get significant airflow. Very honest and trustworthy

    Bryan, December 2019, Chicago, IL
  • I hired Priority to seal the ducts and air seal my home.  I have been very pleased with

    the results.  The personnel from this company are professional and quite competent.  I have literally saved

    Nelson, Lake Forest
  • Priority Energy did a great job with an Aeroseal project for my home. The rooms are more comfortable and even throughout the house, including the far registers which never used to get significant airflow.

    B. L., Chicago, IL Feb. 2020
  • Used Priority Energy to help insulate (Aeroseal) a property we purchased and could not have been happier.
    R. M., Lake Bluff, IL April 2020
  • Very knowledgeable and professional (Aeroseal) staff. I definitely highly recommend and would use again in the future for other services!

    D.F., Chicago, IL Feb. 2020
  • Employees were all very helpful and professional! Came out in a timely manner (to do our Duct Test). Would highly recommend this company!

    J. R. New Lenox, IL April 2020
  • I had Priority Energy analyze my older home for indoor air quality and comfort because I was having difficulty maintaining temperatures. They came out and discussed our options. We ended up sealing our ducts and installing a whole-house dehumidifier.

    D. L, Lake Zurich, IL Feb. 2019
  • Priority Energy did an aeroseal for our home. We have had issues with air flow in our kitchen (cold in the winter) and one bedroom upstairs (hot in the summer). After they were complete, there is such a stronger air flow from the vents, that it really makes a difference.

    J.J. Chicago, IL - November 2020
  • Excellent Service and Company to work with - highly recommended and professional!

    T. B. Chicago, IL - July 2020
  • Before we sealed our ductwork the rooms farthest from the furnace were always hotter or colder than the rest of the house. We felt an improvement in air flow to the kids rooms right away. 98% duct leak reduction!

    S. H. Glenview, IL - October 2020
  • The Energy Audit you did on last home was so helpful; we referred to it for years when we made home improvements. I'd like to have you do an audit on my new home now. B. A.

    B. A. Lake Forest Homeowner
  • "We were impressed with how well your technicians answered our questions and how quickly and neatly they performed our Aeroseal service. Our rooms are much warmer now that the duct leaks have been sealed! You have a great team."

    D.F. Palatine, IL
  • "You have a great Aeroseal team. We were impressed with how well they answered our questions and how quickly and neatly they performed our service. Our rooms are much warmer now that the duct leaks have been sealed!"  

    D.F., Homeowner in Palatine, IL
  • "We enjoyed meeting Dave, our Energy Auditor.  He was interesting, knowledgeable, and professional.  We appreciated all his time and effort." 

    S.B., Homeowner in Prospect Heights, IL
  • Priority Energy is an A+ company! I've been having issues with my house staying warm in the winter so I called them up and they came out right away. Kurt was so helpful and professional! He explained everything that was going on in my house and gave me  peace of mind.

    M.I., Homeowner in Norridge, IL
  • "The employees that showed up were friendly and took care to make sure they kept the house clean while performing the aeroseal job. They explained the procedure thoroughly, I would recommend this company A+."

    T.B., Elgin, IL
  • Excellent service and quality! (excerpt)

    R.N., Inverness, IL
  • "I had Priority energy clean and then aeroseal my supply ducts; what a great experience! Great communication, great technicians, and great overall customer service!

    M.G., Downers Grove, IL
  • The Duct Leakage assessment we had yesterday was extremely informative! I'm glad we had you come to our home.

    D.K. Homeowner, Chicago, IL
  • Anthony was brilliant and answered all my questions. Really appreciate his expertise on our energy audit!
    January 2023

    S.K., Chicago, IL
  • David was very professional, thorough, and easy to work with. He provided us with a clear, detailed report with helpful suggestions as to how to improve our home.

    C.S. Chicago, IL
  • I highly trust and recommend this company for their prompt response, punctuality, and honesty in the performance of their service.

    C. H. Chicago, IL

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