Ask your Builder’s Program Manager or contact our Green Built Homes Program Manager by calling 828.254.1995 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit our Map of Certified Homes to do a search.
Not necessarily. In fact, our biggest certifier of homes is Asheville Habitat for Humanity.
There are some costs to participating in a certification program; HERS rating is an additional inspection fee paid to the Rater, and Green Built Alliance charges a modest registration fee for the certification (that fee helps cover program costs and keep the program running). Initial construction costs can be offset by future energy savings. HERS ratings allow builders and homeowners to accurately calculate return on investment from energy savings for many products and processes. Additionally, many rebates and incentives are currently in effect, rebates you can only get with verified energy performance:
Energy Efficiency Tax Credits for Homeowners, Builders, Commercial Buildings, and Businesses
Rewiring America: Inflation Reduction Act Savings Calculator
Green Building can reduce costs, not only over time for homeowners, but also in a more streamlined construction process for builders.
Encourage them to become a member of the Green Built Alliance and participate in the Green Built Homes program. On our Certification Levels page, identify items on our Checklist that apply to your project and the certification level that your project can achieve.
Download our Green Built Homes Rater PDF of certified raters.
Contact your HERS Rater, or ask our Green Built Homes Program Manager by calling 828.254.1995 or emailing email@example.com
On our Certification Levels page, identify items in each category of the checklist that apply to the project and verify that the minimum point requirements in each category are met. Resources and links to Department of Energy and Energy Star guidelines are provided on the Checklist.