97 Home Improvement Contractors Receive Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Century Club Award
April 23, 2013
The Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office is pleased to recognize the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Century Club Award winners. Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (HPwES) is administered nationally by the Department of Energy, in conjunction with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The Century Club Award recognizes participating home improvement contractors that have used a whole-house approach to improve the energy performance in 100 or more homes in the past year. Qualified contractors with specialized building science training use a whole-house approach to analyze the house as a system, examining the structure, envelope, heating and cooling systems, ventilation as well as lighting and major appliances. Home Performance with ENERGY STAR participating contractors work with homeowners to reduce energy usage, lower their utility bills, and improve the comfort of their homes. By participating in a local HPwES program, participating contractors are also able to offer third-party quality assurance, which means homeowners can be confident their home improvement work was performed properly and completed by qualified personnel.
Overall, the national program grew by 24 percent in 2012 relative to 2011, with 50 Sponsors and more than 1,900 participating contractors upgrading more than 77,850 homes. The 2012 Century Club Award has been presented to 97 participating contractors. On average 1 out of 20 participating contractors received the Century Club Award. Total HPwES projects completed by these 97 contractors totaled 31,600 projects in 2012, 40 percent of the total projects completed last year. Century Club Award winners receive special recognition from the national program and are awarded recognition letters, plaques, and web buttons which the award-winning contractors can use to help promote their capabilities to potential customers.