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Energy Star Certifications

Energy Star is a voluntary program created by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to promote energy-efficient products and practices. Energy Star certified products and buildings meet strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the EPA. By choosing Energy Star certified products, you can save money on your energy bills, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and help protect the environment.

When it comes to buildings, Energy Star certification is based on a building’s energy performance, as determined by an energy audit. An energy audit is a comprehensive evaluation of a building’s energy use, including an analysis of its heating and cooling systems, insulation, lighting, and appliances. Our team of certified energy auditors can perform an Energy Star evaluation of your home or business and provide recommendations for energy-efficient improvements.

HERS Ratings

HERS stands for Home Energy Rating System, which is a nationally recognized system for measuring a home’s energy efficiency. A HERS rating takes into account a variety of factors, including the building’s insulation, heating and cooling systems, and air leakage. The HERS rating is expressed as a number, with lower numbers indicating higher energy efficiency. A HERS rating can be used to determine a building’s compliance with building codes and energy efficiency standards, as well as to guide energy-efficient improvements. Our team of HERS raters can perform a comprehensive evaluation of your home or business and provide recommendations for energy-efficient improvements.

DOE Zero Energy Ready Certifications

Every Zero Energy Ready Home meets the federal government’s most rigorous guidelines for high performance. As a result, you can look forward to a wide array of durability benefits such as low maintenance no window condensation, no ice damming, ease of cleaning, and just a better protected home. To be certified as an DOE ZERH you are also certified as Energy Star and EPA Indoor airPLus certified.

Why Get Rated?

If you’re a homeowner or business owner, you may be wondering why it’s important to have your property rated for energy efficiency. Here are some reasons why you may want to consider having an energy audit or HERS rating performed:

  • Identify areas for energy-saving improvements: An energy audit or HERS rating can help you identify areas where you can make energy-saving improvements, such as upgrading your insulation, sealing air leaks, or installing more energy-efficient appliances. By making these improvements, you can save money on your energy bills and reduce your carbon footprint.

  • Increase your property value: A home or business that has a high energy efficiency rating may be more attractive to potential buyers or renters. By making energy-saving improvements to your property, you may be able to increase its value and make it more appealing to prospective tenants or buyers.

  • Qualify for tax credits and incentives: There are tax credits and incentives available for homeowners and business owners who make energy-saving improvements to their properties. By having an energy audit or HERS rating performed, you can determine whether you qualify for these credits and incentives and take advantage of them to save even more money.


  • Improve indoor air quality: An energy audit or HERS rating can also help you identify potential indoor air quality issues, such as high levels of moisture or pollutants. By addressing these issues, you can improve the health and comfort of your home or business.


  • Meet energy efficiency standards: If you’re a builder or contractor, having your properties rated for energy efficiency can help you meet energy efficiency standards and codes. This can help you avoid penalties and ensure that your properties are in compliance with regulations.

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