CalCERTS, Inc. IS RECOGNIZED WITH A 2009 ENERGY STAR® LEADERSHIP IN HOUSING AWARD
Published on: August 28, 2014
CalCERTS, Inc. earns award for verifying new and existing homes that protect the environment through energy efficiency
FOLSOM, CA – CalCERTS, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with a 2009 ENERGY STAR Leadership in Housing Award. This award recognizes the important contribution CalCERTS, Inc. has made to energy-efficient construction and environmental protection by verifying more than 2,300 ENERGY STAR qualified homes last year. Collectively, these homes will save our customers approximately $1,028,100.00 on utility bills each year.
The environmental benefits of these ENERGY STAR qualified homes are equal to the equivalent of:
- Eliminating the emissions from 1,127 vehicles;
- Saving 6,817,200 lbs of coal;
- Planting 1,863 acres of trees; or
- Saving the environment 13,369,900 pounds of CO2 per year.
To earn the ENERGY STAR, a home must meet strict guidelines for energy efficiency set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. These homes are at least 15% more energy efficient than homes built to the 2004 International Residential Code (IRC), and include additional energy-saving features that typically make them 20–30% more efficient than standard homes.
“This steady growth in Energy Star participation is a goal we take seriously and we are proud of our success. At CalCERTS we continue to grow and strengthen our partnership with EPA and we look forward to working with Energy Star and other programs that promote above-code energy efficiency in both new and existing homes,” said Mike Bachand, President of CalCERTS, Inc.
ENERGY STAR qualified homes offer homebuyers all the features they want in a new or existing home, plus energy-saving features like effective insulation systems, high performance windows, tight construction and ducts, properly-sized and installed efficient heating and cooling equipment, efficient products, and third-party verification of energy performance.
“Most homebuyers focus on what’s outside the walls,” said Sam Rashkin, National Director for EPA’s ENERGY STAR Homes Program, “but they also need to look behind the walls for the energy-efficient features found in ENERGY STAR qualified homes that help ensure comfort, quiet, improved indoor air quality, and low utility bills for years to come.”
About CalCERTS, Inc.
CalCERTS has been an Energy Star Partner since its inception in 2003. We have received Energy Star Outstanding Achievement Awards every year for the past four years. And every year since 2005, CalCERTS has certified more Energy Star homes and has listed more Energy Star Partners than the previous year. CalCERTS, Inc. is approved by the California Energy Commission(CEC) as a Home Energy Rating System(HERS) Provider. The company’s mission is to fill the growing need in the Energy Efficiency industry for a technically superior HERS Provider. CalCERTS is a private organization that provides service, training & certification to HERS raters. For more information about CalCERTS, please visit us on the web at: www.calcerts.com
About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR was introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1992 as a voluntary market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through increased energy efficiency. Today, ENERGY STAR offers businesses and consumers energy-efficient solutions to save energy, money and help protect the environment for future generations. More than 12,000 organizations are ENERGY STAR partners committed to improving the energy efficiency of products, homes, buildings and businesses. For more information about ENERGY STAR, visit www.energystar.gov or call toll-free 1-888-STAR-YES (1-888-782-7937).
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