What is Pearl?
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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. Homeowners can download the Pearl App “Green Door” to begin the journey to a more comfortable, efficient, fossil fuel free home.
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.
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:
The roof, walls, windows, and foundation create the barrier between the outside and inside of your home. Proper air sealing and insulation are key to preventing the infiltration of too much outdoor air into the building. Ensuring proper ventilation is also an important factor for the durability of the building. By attending to the building shell before installing energy efficient heating and cooling systems or solar arrays, you ensure a reduced energy load and thus a smaller, less expensive system to achieve your desired comfort levels.
Heating & Cooling
Equipment like your furnace and air conditioner as well as the ductwork keep your home at the right temperature. Converting to air source or ground source heat pumps reduces energy load and increases the value of the building.
Equipment such as water heaters, appliances, and electronics use a consistent amount of energy year-round, no matter what temperature it is outside
Smart thermostats, information dashboards, and energy management plans help you maintain and improve home performance. They also allow you to monitor the performance of the building when it is unoccupied.
Renewable Energy and Energy Storage
The solar panels, inverters, battery backup systems, generators, and electric vehicle chargers provide investment-grade documentation.
What are the Benefits of a Pearl Certified House?
A Pearl Certified House offers numerous advantages:
- Enhanced energy efficiency
- Reduced heating and cooling expenses
- Increased comfort within the home
- Improved indoor air quality
- Increase in home value
By opting for a Pearl Certified home, you can rest assured that your house meets strict energy efficiency standards and that you’ve selected skilled, top-quality contractors for your retrofit work. Pearl Certified Contractors, like Energy Conservation Services, boast special training and qualifications that ensure you receive superior workmanship and customer service.
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