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Certifications & Affiliations

BPI Certified: The Building Performance Institute (BPI) is the nation's leading building science accreditation organization. The "house as a system" philosophy 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.

 

NCSEA Member: North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA) is the leading 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to driving public policy and market development that creates clean energy jobs, economic opportunities, and affordable energy to benefit all of North Carolina. NCSEA team of clean energy advisors, analysts, and advocates work closely with policymakers, consumers and industry leaders to research, inspire and affect clean energy progress statewide.

ACAC Certified Investigators:ACAC (short for American Council for Accredited Certification) is North America's oldest and most prestigious certifying body dedicated to indoor air quality. ACAC is the only certifying body in the IAQ fied to achieve independent third-party accrediation from both the Council of Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards (CESB) and the National Commision for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). These certifications are obtained through a test and a certain amount of field time and are maintained through continuing education. We currently have employees carrying the Residential Indoor Envionrmentalts certification and the Microbial Investigator Certification. 

IAQA Member: The Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) is dedicated to bringing practioners together to prevent and solve indoor environmental problems for the benefit of consumers and the public. The IAQA is committed to providing the most current information to all members throughout the many disciplines that make up the indoor air quality industry through a constantly evolving variety of communication platforms; providing opportunities for members and the community to share knowledge of IAQ issues; and partner with other industry organizations to raise the profile of IAQ issues and the IAQA.

Home Innovation NGBS Green Verfier: Home Innovation Research Labs is a full-service market research, consulting, product testing, and accredited third-party certification agency dedicated solely to issues related to the home building industry. All accredited NGBS Green verifiers have been trained to complete multifamily verifications to the National Green Building Standard. Aaron is currently a Green Verifier and Chris is currently working to get certified as one. An NGBS Green Master Verifier is an individual who has achieved exlusive, top-tier accreddiation based on his/her significant green building knowledge and applied experience verifying NGBS Green compliance. We are fortunate to have Steve Armstrong as our NGBS Green Master Verifier.