Energy Audits, Home Performance Contracting, Green Building Certification

Green Building Services

Whether you are building, buying, or improving your existing home, we will help you make it more comfortable, more affordable, and more environmentally friendly.

 

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LEED Certification

If you are building a new home or multi-family dwelling, you may want to consider the benefits of LEED certification. LEED (which stands for Leadership for Energy and Environmental Design) is a title used to designate buildings that meet the U.S. Green Building Council’s standards for environmentally sustainable construction.
 

 

 

Energy Star Homes


Energy Star Certification

As green building standards become increasingly prominent in the real estate community, more and more homeowners are looking to green building certifications as a way to distinguish their properties. 

 

 

 

 

Blower Door Testing

Blower Door Testing

Blower door testing is a way to test the "leakiness" of your home. By depressurizing your home and measuring the rate at which air infiltrates through imperfections in the building envelope, we're able to assess how much energy (and money) is escaping through air leaks, and how much you're likely to save by fixing those leaks. As part of this process, we will inspect the house with a smoke stick to pinpoint potentially hidden air leaks (making it much easier to address them when the time comes to get to work). We also offer blower door testing as an isolated service to test the effectiveness of improvements that have been made to a home, and to provide homeowners and contractors with a roadmap to further improve a home's efficiency moving forward.

 

 

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Infrared Diagnostics

Having your home evaluated with an infrared scanner sheds valuable light on the effectiveness of your home's thermal envelope. An infrared scanner reveals hidden air leaks and areas where insulation isn't performing, and can also yield some interesting surprises -- such as where an uninsulated hot water pipe or recessed lights may be contributing to an ice dam, for an example. It's a valuable part of any good home energy audit, and a step that we guarantee to take with thoroughness and precision (although our experience tells us that it can also be a fun part of the energy audit for homeowners).