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What can Kelly Green Energy Raters do for you? We can fulfill many of your  home energy performance and green rating verification needs.

ENERGY STAR® Homes Certification

Are you looking to build a home that is 20% to 30% more energy-efficient than a conventional U.S. home? If so, look no further than ENERGY STAR.

We are proud to provide rating services to qualify new homes for the ENERGY STAR® label. ENERGY STAR qualified new homes are substantially more energy efficient than homes built to the minimum code requirements. Even in states with more rigorous energy codes, the U.S. EPA ensures that ENERGY STAR remains the symbol for truly energy-efficient performance. These homes are good for businesses, consumers, and the environment.

Learn more about ENERGY STAR qualified new homes at http://www.energystar.gov/.

Green Home Certifications

Are you looking to reduce the carbon-footprint of your home, whether it be a new home or a remodeling project? Consider building green. Kelly Green Energy Raters provides green home verification services for the ICC 700 National Green Building Standard and the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for Homes program.

Home Energy Audits

Do you have unexplained drafts or colder/warmer-than normal rooms? Are your energy bills becoming too expensive? An energy audit will determine the amount of air leakage of your home and identify places where improvements can be made. We use a blower door to determine the home’s total air leakage and a duct blaster on forced-air duct systems to determine the amount of duct leakage to unconditioned space (i.e. attic or crawlspace). A leaky duct system can reduce the effectiveness of your heating and cooling equipment by leaking conditioned air into unconditioned spaces and bring into your home unwanted moisture, dust, and allergens. Reducing the amount of air leakage of your home will improve comfort, indoor air quality, home durability, and reduce energy bills.

Benefits of Hiring a HERS Rater

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HERS Index Score/Energy Modeling

Are you curious about your home’s HERS Index Score? If so, Kelly Green Energy Raters can perform the necessary energy modeling and performance testing to give you that score. The HERS Index Score is valuable for determining if a home qualifies for ENERGY STAR®, Building America, green home certification (please see ‘Green Rating Certifications’ below) or an energy-efficient mortgage.

Blower Door/Air Tightness Testing

Are you a builder that needs a blower door test to verify a built home meets energy code requirements? Hire Kelly Green Energy Raters.

Duct Leakage Testing

Are you a builder or an HVAC company that needs duct leakage testing performed on a new or existing home? Hire Kelly Green Energy Raters.

Additional Resources

Grade I Insulation Install Guidelines

Here is some general information of and guidance for meeting RESNET Grade 1 criteria for fiber glass and rock and slag wool batt installation courtesy of NAIMA.

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