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What to Expect from Best-in-Class Home Performance Contractors

Best-of-Class Home Performance Contractors are proficient (in diagnosis, design, repair and installation) in all of the following areas and can guide you in designing a master-plan for your project that includes the appropriate “loading order” in which to do the work based on the cash flow you have available:

1. Comprehensive energy assessment of all existing systems (lighting, appliances and phantom loads are a subset of the assessment) and Carbon Monoxide safety testing and corrections according to BPI* standards

2. Air sealing (including crawl-spaces) to reduce building air leakage according to BPI standards

3. Fresh air ventilation systems according to BPI standards

4. Attic prep and Insulation installation according to BPI

5. Wall Insulation installation according to BPI

6. Duct design and installation according to California best practices guide.

7. HVAC: Heating – Heat Pumps, Gas Furnaces and Hydronic heating systems. Air Conditioning – high-efficiency AC systems according to California Best Practices guide for “right-sizing” and design specifications.

8. Window replacement

9. Solar PV – design and installation in concert with whole-house energy-efficiency optimization

10.  Energy Efficiency or Green Rating of home – HERSII or Build it Green - Green Point Ratings help  to validate the increase in value of your home.

(* BPI – Building Performance Institute is the nation’s premier developer of technical standards and professional credentials for residential energy efficiency retrofit work - www.bpi.org )