Raising Awareness About the Value of Energy Efficient, High-Performing Homes

By Pr Newswire7 days ago

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., May 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Pearl Certification, a nationalprovider of third-party certification of high-performing homes and the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET), creator of the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index, announced today that they are extending and expanding their partnership. The two organizations will continue to work together to raise awareness among homeowners and home buyers about the value of energy efficient, high-performing homes.

Pearl Certification and RESNET, which have collaborated since 2018, will continue to work together to help homeowners understand how to increase their homes' energy efficiency, reduce their utility bills, conserve resources - and capture the value of their high-performing home investments when they sell.

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In select markets, Pearl will generate a Pearl Certification for homes that have had HERS Index Scores uploaded to the RESNET National Registry. Pearl has three certification levels - Silver, Gold and Platinum - that vary based on the home's energy conservation code and the presence of ENERGY STAR heating and cooling systems, appliances, HVAC systems, water heating and other smart devices.

The owners of these homes will be contacted and informed of the joint designation of their homes. They will have the opportunity to get a full Pearl-HERS Certification report. Those who plan to put their home on market will receive support to help ensure that they capture the value of their efficient homes, including, if necessary, connections to trained real estate agents who have expertise in marketing energy efficient and Pearl Certified homes.

Through this partnership, we'll be providing homeowners with a powerful new marketing tool that will allow them to sell their homes faster and for more money than homes without energy-efficient designations, said Pearl Certification CEO Cynthia Adams. We know that when marketed properly, Pearl certified homes can command a sales premium.

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