ENERGY STAR Honors Five Pearl Certification Network

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., June 07, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Among seven contractors who achieved Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® Entrepreneur of the Year – honors for sustained excellence, five belong to Pearl Certification’s network of elite entrepreneurs. Pearl Network’s winning contractors are EDGE Energy, Green Team LI, Home Energy Medics, Ideal Air Conditioning and Insulation and Wise Home Energy.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR program honors companies that make outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through superior energy achievements.

“Only a small number of elite entrepreneurs with a track record of high-quality work and customer service are accepted into the Pearl Elite Network,” said Pearl Co-Founder and President Robin LeBaron. “We are incredibly proud of these ENERGY STAR-winning Pearl customers and are confident that our work together will bring the Southwest and East Coast regions healthy, comfortable and energy-efficient benefits for years to come.”

Pearl Certification reviews business licenses and permits, business operations, online assessments, commitment to professional development, and industry involvement to admit only the top 5% of U.S. entrepreneurs into its network. Pearl elite. By providing third-party certification of Pearl Network’s work, Pearl Certification helps owners focus on price value.

“We have a great team with a common goal: to help our customers correct problems to improve the comfort, efficiency and health of the air they breathe in their homes and thus provide them with a better quality of life in their homes. their home,” said Scott Donelson, President/CEO of Home Energy Medics. “It’s fantastic to be recognized for the continued quality of our work.”

As industry leaders in energy efficiency, ENERGY STAR award winners excel in developing and executing strategies to deliver substantial savings to homeowners.

“This huge achievement is a true testament to the commitment and dedication of our staff, who are working to reduce climate change while helping New York homeowners save money through energy efficiency,” said Jay Best, owner of Green Team LI.

The efforts of these reputable organizations directly contribute to reduced emissions and a healthier environment.

“We are thrilled to be recognized for our continued dedication to quality workmanship, energy efficiency and whole-home solutions for HVAC, comfort and energy independence,” said Elena Chrimat, co-owner, Ideal Air Conditioning and Insulation.

The ENERGY STAR Award for Contractor of the Year — Sustained Excellence is the EPA’s highest honor given to contractors. Jeff Flaherty, owner of Wise Home Energy, said his company isn’t the biggest HVAC contracting company, but it works hard to be the best at what it does.

Even with thousands of companies vying for the honor, four of the five winning contractors have won the ENERGY STAR award for Contractor of the Year for multiple years in a row.

“Team EDGE is thrilled to be recognized for their third consecutive residential performance with ENERGY STAR: Contractor of the Year Award — Excellence Supported by the Department of Energy,” said Jason Dispenza, owner of EDGE Energy.

Contractors credit Pearl Certification, the national standard for high-performance homes, with differentiating their businesses from the competition.

“We continue to use Pearl Home Certification as a differentiator from our competitors and part of the value proposition we bring to the table,” Donelson said. “Homeowners love Pearl documentation to show their home is of greater value, and offering it has helped us close more deals.”

Pearl provides third-party certification of work performed by contractors who are admitted into its elite network.

“The top 5% of elite contractors in the nation who work beyond expectations have our work third-party certified by Pearl,” said Vicki Wells, operations manager at Home Energy Medics. “This translates into a real, tangible benefit for our customers whose homes are then energy efficient, certified and rated between 3% and 8% more than comparable homes in their area. It’s a gift we give to our customers. if they choose to work with us. In fact, it’s one of the first things we tell people when they come to us. It’s a true honor to be a Pearl Contractor and a blessing to to be able to offer this advantage to our customers.

Pearl Certification quantifies the value of a home’s performing assets, allowing homeowners to recoup some of the cost of their investment that might otherwise be excluded from the appraisal process at the time of sale.

“We use Pearl to create value for homeowners by certifying all the homes we upgrade to help capture the value of energy-efficient upgrades that are typically overlooked in the appraisal process,” Chrimat said.

Award-winning entrepreneurs value Pearl Certification not only for the services and support the company provides to their business, but also for the benefits it provides to their customers.

“Our partnership with Pearl has been, and will continue to be, an integral part of maximizing the benefits of home energy efficiency for our customers,” Best said. “Just as ENERGY STAR has rewarded us for our efforts, we believe that a Pearl certification represents a reward given to our customers for their efforts to make their homes more environmentally friendly.”

About ENERGY STAR: ENERGY STAR is the government-backed symbol of energy efficiency, providing simple, credible and unbiased information that consumers and businesses rely on to make informed decisions. Thousands of industrial, commercial, utility, state and local organizations, including nearly 40% of the Fortune 500® — partners with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide cost-effective energy efficiency solutions that protect the climate while improving air quality and protecting public health. Since 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners have helped American families and businesses save 5 trillion kilowatt hours of electricity, avoid more than $500 billion in energy costs, and achieve 4 billion metric tons of gas reductions Greenhouse effect. Over the life of the program, every dollar spent by the EPA on ENERGY STAR resulted in nearly $350 in energy savings for US businesses and households. In 2020 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners have helped Americans save more than 520 billion kilowatt hours of electricity and avoided $42 billion in energy costs.

About Pearl: Pearl Certification is a national company that qualifies an elite network of home service professionals and certifies high performance homes. They allow sellers to capture the value of their investments and buyers to find the homes they want.

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Pearl Certified
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