ENERGY STAR® Home Certification

Energy Star homes is the backbone of the Green Building industry.

Did you know that last year in North Carolina over 32% of all new homes built were certified by a Third-Party like BPE? 

 Isn’t it time you bit the bullet and made the commitment to build a verified energy efficient home?

Watch the video below to learn how  to Building an Energy Star Certified home with Building Performance Engineering.

 

Watch this video to see why clients want an Energy Star home!

See how Energy Star Homes in North Carolina have been found to sell faster and for more money than typical code built homes!

Energy Star Version 3.0 is upon us. This is not your beginner certification program. The latest version of Energy Star is very comprehensive and requires a dedicated team of partners to pull off. The most critical partner will be an approved HVAC contractor who has lots of new requirements to meet.


To learn how Energy Star Version 3.0 works best watch these great videos produced by the North Carolina Energy Efficiency Alliance


 

This process involves a third party inspector (a HERS Rater) that will generate an energy model of the home followed by three site visits throughout the construction process. Outlined below, BPE, Inc. takes you through a sample certification timeline:

1. Builder and/or homeowner meet with BPE staff to discuss project. Client enters contract for services.

2. BPE conducts energy model of home to determine HERS index score and make suggestions to client about energy, health, safety, and best practices for their particular project. The inspector will follow the Energy Star Checklists for quality assurance.

3. Framing Inspection – takes place the same time as your town, city, or county framing inspection. Our inspector will make sure all the requirements of ENERGY STAR are being met and makes recommendations for compliance to ENERGY STAR’s requirements.

4. Insulation Inspection – A HERS rater will make a second visit to the site to inspect the insulation before it is covered up. The technician is looking for ENERGY STAR’s strict requirements for insulation installation. Compressions, gaps, and voids in insulation can result in comfort problems and a reduction in the efficiency of the dwelling.

5. Final Inspection – The final inspection concludes with Blower Door and Duct Blaster tests to measure the air tightness of the envelope and heating/cooling ducts. The final requirements for the Rater Checklists are evaluated as well as the Builder’s and HVAC Contractors. If everything is acceptable the home will receive the Energy Star certification.

6. The builder/homeowner is issued an ENERGY STAR label, certificate, bronze plaque, and energy modeling reports for their new, ENERGY STAR labeled home.

Call Building Performance Engineering, Inc. today about ENERGY STAR certification.

If you are really serious about wanting to build an Energy Star home then you need to watch this video. It explains the current process in detail.

Sam Rashkin Explaining the Energy Star Version 3.0 

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