BPI Certified: The Building Performance Institute (BPI) is the nation's leading building science accreditation organization. The "house as a system" philosophy - which looks at a building's various components (building envelope, attic, basement, combustion equipment, ventilation sources) and the interrelationship between them to maximize a home's performance. This approach leads to greater energy efficiency, but perhaps more importantly to buildings that simply work better. A home that has been analyzed and upgraded from a whole-house standpoint is more durable, healthier, more comfortable, and more energy efficient. For more information about BPI's standards, take a look at their Technical Standards for Building Analysts (PDF).
RESNET Certified HERS Rater: RESNET (short for the Residential Energy Services Network), is the premier accreditation organization for home energy raters and home energy auditors in the country. With an emphasis on new construction, RESNET certified HERS Raters (HERS is short for Home Energy Rating System) to analyze each element of home that may contribute to energy waste or energy inefficiencies. During a HERS Rating, we analyze each of these components, as well as their relationship to one another, to assign the home a score from 1-100 on the HERS Index. (100 is bad, 0 is good.) HERS Ratings are a mandatory part of the certification process for many green building certifications including Energy Star and LEED.
Energy Star Partner: Home Energy Hero is an Energy Star Partner. Energy Star, created by the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy in 1992, is one of the world's leading standards for energy efficient consumer products. Through our HERS Ratings, we work to help builders and contractors achieve Energy Star Certification for Homes. We are also happy to work with homeowners to help find the most energy efficient products for their homes.
BGE’s Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program: Home Energy Hero is a participating contractor in BGE's Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program. Participating contractors must be certified by the national Building Performance Institute (BPI) and have all the required diagnostic equipment.
Pepco's Home Energy Savings Program: Home Energy Hero is an independent contractor working with Pepco's Home Energy Savings Program. The Home Energy Savings Program is a suite of residential programs that pepco offers to help customers save money and conserve energy. See pepco.com/SaveEnergy for details.