Certification from Pinnacle Inspections and Energy Star® requires extensive inspections and testing using state of the art equipment, such as Infrared Thermal Imaging, Pressurization testing and On-Site evaluation of installed materials, which insures proper installation and weather sealing of insulation and the building envelope. All of which add to the efficiency of the home. Verification of the insulation, windows & doors, heating system & water heating efficiency and installation, Verification of lighting and appliances, all add to the experience of knowing your home is built to the highest recommended standards of energy efficiency. These certified homes will achieve at least 15% - 30% greater energy savings than a comparable home built to current Washington Energy Codes! Those that achieve the 45L Builders Tax Credit and Builders Challenge requirements are More Than 50% efficient beyond codes!
Being a Certified Energy Star® Builder assures the future home buyer of guaranteed energy performance and significant savings on heating, cooling and lighting costs for their home...and the certification also assures the buyer of significantly lowered carbon emissions and healthier indoor air for the occupants. These savings and benefits continue throughout the life of the home. This adds significant value for re-sale, energy efficiency and reduced global warming effects.