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What is Pearl?

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Pearl elite network only accepts the top 5% of contractors

Only contractors in the Pearl Network are authorized to offer Pearl Certification – and only contractors who have demonstrated exceptional quality and service are accepted into the network.

Pearl Certification is dedicated to transforming the national housing market for good. 

Pearl Certification is a practical, valuable tool for homeowners who want to understand how their homes perform – and then keep improving them. In fact, with the help of Pearl Certification, your home can be the best performer on the block.

What makes a home “high performing”?

Your home is a system. Each feature (also referred to as an asset) has a unique role, but they must all perform together to keep your home feeling good and running smoothly. For example, when a home has good attic insulation, heating and cooling systems run less, last longer and keep you more comfortable.

House as a "System"

In a high-performing home, the right features are working together in the right ways to provide you with superior comfort, indoor air quality and energy efficiency compared to traditionally built homes. It all adds up to enhanced well-being for you and your family.

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Understanding the Pearl scoring system

We assign points to home features based on how much they contribute to your home’s performance. The more points a feature earns, the more it contributes to your comfort, health and energy efficiency.

Your home earns points for each high-performing feature within these categories:

Building Shell

The roof, walls, windows and foundation create the barrier between the outside and inside of your home.

Heating & Cooling

Equipment like your furnace and air conditioner as well as the ductwork keep your home at the right temperature


Equipment such as water heaters, appliances and electronics use a consistent amount of energy year-round, no matter what temperature it is outside

Home Management

Smart thermostats, information dashboards and energy management plans help you maintain and improve home performance

Renewable Energy and Energy Storage

The solar panels, inverters, batteries, and electric vehicle chargers that provide investment-grade documentation.

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