LEED Certification and ENERGY STAR® for Homes can help improve energy efficiency and comfort!
ECA provides both LEED for Homes and ENERGY STAR Homes certification for single and multi-family homes. ECA works with builders, developers, architects and contractors in Pennsylvania and across the region, helping them build more energy efficient homes. By assisting in the design process, inspecting during construction, and performing final testing, ECA provides the tools and expertise builders need to achieve these coveted certifications and ensure the comfort and energy efficiency their customers expect.
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Homes that earn ENERGY STAR® certification must meet guidelines for energy efficiency set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. ENERGY STAR® qualified homes are at least 15% more energy efficient than homes built to the 2004 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). ENERGY STAR® qualified homes can include a variety of energy-efficiency features, such as effective insulation, high performance windows, tight construction, well-sealed ducts, efficient heating and cooling equipment, and ENERGY STAR® qualified lighting and appliances.
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LEED for Homes
LEED for Homes is a rating system that advocates the design and construction of high-performance green homes. Advantages of a LEED certified home include lower energy and water bills; reduced greenhouse gas emissions; and less exposure to mold, mildew and other indoor toxins. The net cost of owning a LEED home is comparable to that of owning a conventional home.
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