ENERGY STAR® Program and NYSERDA / What to expect with Home Performance with ENERGY STAR®
Home Performance with ENERGY STAR, a national program from the U.S. EPA and U.S. DOE, offers a comprehensive, whole-house approach to improving energy efficiency and comfort at home, while helping to protect the environment.
Brooklyn Green Home Solutions participates in the locally-sponsored Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program. We will help you cost-effectively improve your home's energy efficiency. As a specially-trained contractor Brooklyn Green Home Solutions evaluates your home using state-of-the-art equipment and recommends comprehensive improvements that will yield the best results.
By choosing Brooklyn Green Home Solutions, a participating BPI Accredited Home Performance Contractor, you have taken the first step toward making your home more energy efficient and comfortable. The “What to Expect” brochure, along with other program information will guide you through the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR process from the initial visit to your home, to installation of energy efficiency work and on through to project completion. It will outline what you can expect from your home performance contractor, your responsibilities as a customer, and how to get additional information.
Comprehensive Home Assessment
The process begins with the Comprehensive Home Assessment, The comprehensive, whole-house approach will improve energy efficiency and comfort of your home, while helping to protect the environment.
- Health and Safety (carbon monoxide levels / moisture problems)
- Air Infiltration Rates
- Insulation Levels
- Domestic Hot Water Systems
- Heating Systems Efficiency
- Cooling System / Central Air Conditioning Efficiency (if applicable)
- Distribution System (ductwork) – (if applicable)
- Major Appliances
- Water Usage
- Other (roofing, windows etc.)
- Up to 40% Savings on Energy Bills
- Improved Air Quality for Better Health
- A Quieter, More Comfortable Living Environment
- Greater Home Durability with Lower Maintenance
- Increased Environmental Safety and Energy Efficiency
- Potential for Higher Home Resale Value
As a professional Home Energy Auditor, Brooklyn Green Home Solutions uses a variety of techniques and equipment will determine the energy efficiency of your home. Thorough audits often use equipment such as blower doors, which measure the extent of leaks in the building envelope, and combustion test equipment.
Brooklyn Green Home Solutions takes the information collected during the tests and enters it into Assisted Home Performance with ENERGY STAR software. The software, Targeted Residential Energy Analysis Tool (TREAT) was developed by Performance System Contracting. The resulting report, based on energy modeling, will outline the energy efficiency improvements that can be installed in the home and the cost of that work. The report will also include estimates of energy and money savings, as well as information on the payback period for recommended improvements. The homeowner will decide individual measures or programs of measures to implement and Brooklyn Green Home Solutions Inc will schedule the work to be performed by our selected partners. We will be on-site to supervise all work and sign off that it was completed to the BPI standards. The final testing out will show the homeowner the potential benefits in energy savings and confirm the health and safety of the home. Finally, the homeowner will sign off that the job has been completed successfully.