ecoSelect Successfully Expands into Texas

We are proud to announce that ecoSelect has successfully expanded our already well-received program into the Texas market. Owner, Craig Senglin, of Energy IQ in Dallas has hand-picked ecoSelect as the program of choice when builders are seeking a straightforward third-party energy verification program.

Energy IQ is a well-respected third-party energy inspection, testing, rating and certification provider for new and existing construction in the Dallas area. Their highly trained team of professionals service the local building community by helping them to achieve optimal and cost-effective energy performance in their building projects. With 1058 miles separating the headquarters of ecoSelect in Raleigh and Energy IQ in Dallas, we were curious about why Craig chose our program for the Dallas area.

In a short interview with Craig, he told us he was, "actively seeking out an energy rating program that was more straightforward for builders to implement, but still captured many energy saving building requirements in a cost-effective manner."   Craig added, "ecoSelect allows builders to easily showcase their green building practices without all the complexities of other green building programs." With ecoSelect not being widely known in the Dallas area, we asked Craig if he found this to be a hindrance to bringing builders on board. Craig replied, "Not at all. Builders are actively looking for less complex solutions that focus on providing tangible results home buyers can appreciate. Once his builders see the requirements checklist along with the certification label detailing estimated monthly energy savings to the home buyer, they are sold on the program because of the value it provides to the consumer." Craig added, "ecoSelect, more than any other program, does an excellent job of quantifying the value of green building practices by providing the home buyer with the resulting monthly energy savings in a clear concise format."

We also asked Craig to tell us a little bit about his builders currently using the ecoSelect program. Craig was eager to praise EcoView Homes and Urban Edge Developers. EcoView Homes prides itself in providing its home buyers with contemporary luxury designs that exceeds traditional construction practices not only in energy efficiency but also in quality of construction.   EcoView Homes has recently gotten its first 4 townhome units certified, with 4 more awaiting final submittal, and 24 additional units under construction and on target for certification in the coming months. Urban Edge Developers is in the process of planning an exciting 105 home community in the Dallas area and they look forward to using ecoSelect as their energy verification program.  Welcome aboard Craig!

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EcoView Homes - The Terraces at Lindell Dallas, TX

RESNET Releases Home Buyer Video Explaining the HERS Index

Know-before-you-buyThe ecoSelect program has, at it's core, the RESNET HERS Index Score which is a powerful home energy rating tool designed to measure a home's efficiency.  Click here to view  "RESNET Know the HERS Index Before Buy" video which was created to educate potential home buyers on the value of a RESNET HERS Index Score.

Join us for our next webinar on April 16, 2015 from 1pm to 2pm (EDT)

 

ecoSelect Certification - The Value Add for Raters and Builders

Join us for a webinar on Apr 16, 2015 at 1:00 PM EDT.

Register now!

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7082289011867006978

Join us for a 45 minute overview of what drives the ecoSelect Certification Program. Our presenter and founder, Bob Kingery, will provide an overview of the ecoSelect HERS-based new home rating program and how it fills the niche between built-to-code homes and the detailed intricacies of existing green building programs.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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GreenBuilder Media reports on the advantages of the ecoSelect Certifications Program

GreenBuilder Media published an in-depth article on October 19, 2014 about ecoSelect Certifications and why it's straightforward building program is so popular with today's builders. The article reviews how ecoSelect came into existence, gives a program overview, and compares ecoSelect requirements to the IECC 2009. The article concludes that "ecoSelect fills the niche between built-to-code homes and the detailed intricacies of existing green building programs." Click here to read more about what GreenBuilder Media has to say about ecoSelect.

ecoSelect to attend the 2015 RESNET Building Performance Conference in San Diego, CA

ecoSelect has just registered for the 2015 RESNET Building Performance Conference to be held February 16-18, 2015 in San Diego, CA.   This is the premier national forum on home energy ratings, existing home retrofits, building codes and energy policy.  The RESNET Building Performance Conference offers strategic options to the business challenges and provides a venue where you can obtain usable solutions in an evolving industry.  The conference provides its attendees with a unique opportunity to introduce  their services and products to home energy raters, builders, home performance contractors and consultants. The RESNET Conference trade show is dynamic, exciting and a excellent place to network with the best of the best in the home performance industry.  Nowhere else will you find the exceptional range of original content and fresh information for the home performance industry.  Make plans to join us in San Diego!

 

Click  here  for more information on the 2015 RESNET Building Performance Conference

 

Join us for our next webinar on October 30, 2014 at 2pm designed specifically for raters and builders

Join us for a 45 minute overview of what drives the ecoSelect Certification Program. Our presenter, Dan McFarland, will provide an overview of the ecoSelect checklist requirements and the benefit to the HERS rating that, combined, create the value of ecoSelect Certification.

Title: ecoSelect Certification and the Value-Add for Raters and Builders
Date: Thursday, October 30, 2014
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT

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Proper Techniques for Installing Fiberglass Batt Insulation

In today's competitive housing market, an ecoSelect certified energy efficient home can be the single most important feature that separates your product from the competition.   Homeowners want their new homes to be comfortable to live in, yet, financially affordable to run.   ecoSelect raters work with builders to validate insulation installation during the construction process so that homeowners and builders alike can be assured that proper installation techniques have been followed and maximum energy-efficiency attained.

 Click here to view a short video by Owens Corning on the proper techniques for installing fiberglass batt insulation.

 

ecoSelect assists CCCC’s Sustainability Technologies Program with it’s Chatham Cottage project

Central Carolina Community College, located in Pittsboro North Carolina, is putting the finishing touches on it's Chatham Cottage project that is scheduled to be auctioned on August 2, 2014. Students in the Sustainability Technologies Program have constructed a 529 square foot cottage using a variety of sustainable construction techniques while getting hands on experience with design considerations, the proper use of power tools, and building codes. ecoSelect's involvement has provided the platform to assist the college in communicating the benefits of sustainable construction practices and how they relate to energy efficiency, water efficiency, and indoor air quality for the homeowner.

To learn more about the Chatham Cottage, click here

To learn more about the Sustainability Technologies Program at CCCC, click here

Join us for our next webinar on July 29 at 1pm designed specifically for raters and builders

Join us for a 45 minute overview of what drives the ecoSelect Certification Program. Our presenter, Dan McFarland, will provide an overview of the ecoSelect checklist requirements and the benefit to the HERS rating that, combined, create the value of ecoSelect Certification.

 

Title: ecoSelect Certification and the value-add for Raters and Builders
Date: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time:  1:00 PM – 1:45 PM EDT

 

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Space is limited.