To earn an ENERGY STAR rating, a new home must undergo a complete energy rating with performance testing. At EDGE Energy, we help architects and builders earn the ENERGY STAR label by providing air sealing, house insulation services and home rating (HERS) services to qualify new and existing homes for the ENERGY STAR label. Contact us to discover how you can benefit from our ENERGY STAR certification services, which are outlined below.
Our EDGE experts help builders throughout the construction process for a new home by assisting with any of the following services:
We have incorporated Energy Star standards into a unique process that helps you cost-effectively and comprehensively create an energy efficient home. Based on the information from your energy audit, we identify the most effective plan to upgrade your energy systems, focusing on the most critical and cost-effective improvements first. We do this by strategically organizing our recommendations into three well-defined phases:
#1. We begin with lower-cost home improvements focused on areas of your home that are losing the most energy or have safety issues, including:
#2. Next, we suggest the higher-dollar home renovations that will add value to your home and reduce energy usage, including:
#3. Finally, we evaluate your options for home backup power solutions and home renewable energy systems. These options can take you beyond energy efficiency and into energy self-sufficiency. You will be able to create part or all of your home energy needs and sell excess electricity back to the power gird. These suggestions may include:
No matter where you are in the process of creating an energy efficient home, we can help. Contact us for information about a specific home improvement you may be thinking of or for a whole house evaluation.
To learn more about our ENERGY STAR certification services, simply contact us to speak with an EDGE Energy expert.
The Energy Star program was created by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.
S. Department of Energy (DOE) in 1992. Energy Star provides national standards for a comprehensive approach to creating energy efficient homes. The program ensures that every aspect of your home is taken into consideration when upgrading your home with an ENERGY STAR partner. It focuses on saving energy and improving home comfort while also helping to protect the environment.
All of our energy raters are certified by HERS (Home Energy Rating System) and RESNET® (Residential Energy Services Network), affiliates of the United States Department of Energy (DOE) and Energy Star programs. View our certifications and licenses, and sign up for a free energy efficiency consultation today.
EDGE Energy is a highly-regarded Residential, Commercial, and Government renewable energy systems installer and “green” building contractor which is licensed, insured, and bonded in all counties of VA, DC, and MD. We design and install custom solutions for energy efficiency and renewable energy systems with pride and with proven track records. Our special focus is completing projects which decrease utility bills and energy consumption by 25% to well over 100% – even creating homes that are “net-positive.” An Energy Audit is the first step to your energy efficient home!
Visit our project maps page to learn about homeowners in your neighborhood that have worked with EDGE in the past. Remember, EDGE Energy works with HOA’s, civic groups, trade organizations, office pools, or just simply any GROUP of organized homeowners interested in completing blocks of energy audits AND retrofit services like weatherization, duct-sealing, or air-sealing, and attic insulation. Many special pricing offers have been extended in the past due to the hard work of various “Neighborhood Champions” – those who have dedicated extra time to organizing group meetings, gathering email distribution lists, and assisting with scheduling.
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