Do you think your home is well made and energy efficient? If you have put thought into your renovation or if your home is well maintained, let buyers know. Here are some names in the industry you may be able to attach to your home’s good standing.
If you are planning on selling, I can help you put your best forward.
HERS –The Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index is the industry standard for measuring your home’s energy efficiency. HERS is a nationally recognized system for inspecting, testing and calculating a home’s energy performance.
Energy Star is an international standard for energy efficient consumer products originated in the United States. Energy Star was created in 1992 by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy
Pearl Certification– Pearl certifies home features that contribute to its comfort, energy performance, and indoor air quality. Pearl provides independent documentation for refinancing or resale
LEEDs a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices
Earthcraft In 2001, EarthCraft Renovation was created to offer clear guidelines on renovations for existing homes that would save energy and water while improving indoor air quality. The program has grown in recent years as tax incentives, and utility rebate programs have lowered the cost of renovation for consumers
National Green Building Standard NGBS – The National Green Building Standard™ provides independent, third-party verification that a home, is designed and built to achieve high performance in six key areas: Site Design, Resource Efficiency, Water Efficiency, Energy Efficiency, Indoor Environmental Quality, and Building Operation & Maintenance
Posted on February 10, 2017 at 10:05 am by Tom Saporito