Posted by: Brian Koles on Feb 07, 2011
As a follow up to our last post about selecting one of the top home energy audit companies in your area, we decided to clue you in on a few partners we have found to be the best in the home energy audit business. Each of the below companies exemplifies the five criteria we suggest you look for when selecting an auditor to determine where and how your home can utilize energy saving technology.
In no particular order….
Pro Energy Consultants has been a leader in energy efficiency auditing, energy conservation services and home performance since 1994. Today, they are the nation's largest energy conservation auditing company with franchise locations from coast to coast. For 16 years, their home energy auditing and home performance business has been built on one very simple idea - that homeowners everywhere have home energy conservation issues that are not easily solved and, more importantly, are not easily assigned to a specific trade. At Pro Energy Consultants, their fully trained energy consultants give homeowners a surefire first step to solving their "hard-to-solve" issues. No more guessing.
At Pro Energy Consultants energy consulting firm, their mission is to help American homeowners make informed decisions through home energy audits and energy management consulting. By applying a holistic, scientifically-based home performance approach to your home, their energy management consultants can help you understand your home as a set of inter-related systems, all working with, and dependent upon, each other. For the first time, as you make decisions, you can be armed with definitive, objective evidence coupled with an eye-opening new understanding of how your home works. They want you to make the right decisions, for the right reasons. For your energy consumption. For your comfort. For your budget. And for your planet.
Save Energy. Save Money. Save the Environment.
Dr. Energy Saver is a network of top energy-conservation contractors across the country who specialize in doing energy and comfort assessments quickly and efficiently. They also do the work, enabling homeowners to get maximum energy and cost-saving results with minimum hassle. All Dr. Energy Saver franchisees are fully trained at the corporate headquarters in Seymour, Connecticut. Thanks to comprehensive training and in-depth support, founders Tom and Larry's vision for Dr. Energy Saver is a sure bet: a company devoted to correcting energy-hogging homes and helping homeowners enjoy more comfort while spending much less on energy.
Focusing exclusively on improvements for existing residential homes, WellHome is a business of Masco Home Services, Inc. WellHome offers all-in-one service to improve home energy-efficiency and comfort. WellHome Building Performance Institute (BPI)-certified advisors start by providing home performance assessments to owners of existing homes. Advisors then offer improvement recommendations and implementation, and assistance in identifying rebates and incentives. WellHome launched in 2009 under the Masco Home Services name and launched the WellHome brand in the spring of 2010.
Focusing exclusively on new home construction, the Environments For Living® and Environments For Living Certified Green® programs offer a complete suite of turnkey services for builders, including pre-construction plan reviews that use industry-standard home-
energy analysis software, various inspection services, diagnostic testing utilizing industry-standard authentication tools. Builders can also take advantage of building science training, sales training, and marketing assistance. The program also offers homeowner limited guarantees on heating and cooling energy use and comfort.
The Environments For Living program is product neutral and does not require any specific manufacturer's products. The prescriptive, performance-based program structure was developed with the assistance of nationally recognized experts in the field of building science. The program meets the requirements of the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
ENERGY STAR® program and, at the Platinum energy level, meets the U.S. Department of Energy Building America® specifications. The Environments For Living and Environments For Living Certified Green programs are initiatives of Masco Home Services, a Masco Company, and are additional examples of Masco's leadership in bringing education, services and leading-edge thinking to the residential construction industry.
Recurve began as a response to the founder’s experience working with homeowners who were flying blind when it came to making decisions on how to make their homes more energy efficient. In the past, homeowners have been on their own to navigate the complicated and often contradictory world of energy efficiency and upgrades to improve indoor air quality and comfort. Dealing with specialty contractors eager to sell their specific product, many homeowners found that results simply did not live up to promises and expectations.
Recurve has developed a holistic approach to home performance contracting that treats the home as a system. Their experience in a wide range of home improvement technologies and contracting allows us to identify the best and most cost effective approach for customers to get the most out of their home improvement dollar.
Recurve has two offices in the Bay Area. From San Francisco, they provide home energy audits and energy remodeling / construction services to homeowners in San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and San Jose counties. From the San Anselmo offices they provide home energy audits and energy remodeling / construction services to homeowners in Marin, Berkeley, Oakland, and Sonoma, among other locations.
BrightHome Energy Solutions is a leading home energy-retrofitting company in the greater New York and New Jersey area. Their consultants are trained in building sciences and certified by the Building Performance Institute (BPI). They are an approved NYSERDA contractor and a founding member of Efficiency First with a goal of helping homeowners be more comfortable, save money and reduce harm to the environment.
There you have it folks. Our list of the best energy audit companies in the land. That’s not to say that there aren’t other equally qualified home energy conservation pros in your neck of the woods. IN fact, there probably are! And if you’re interested in speaking being matched some energy auditors in your area to help you weigh your options, we’re here to help. Just submit your info at www.greentechbuyer.org/home-energy-audits and we’ll handle the rest.