Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) November 14, 2010
Steven Armstrong has been recognized as an ENERGY STAR Version 3 Homes Verifier by the EPA's ENERGY STAR Qualified Homes program.
According to the EPA, ENERGY STAR Homes Version 3.0 is designed to address several key areas that were overlooked in previous versions of the ENERGY STAR program. Some of the improvements in Version 3.0 include stricter enforcement of quality control issues, mandatory requirements for efficient hot water delivery and higher efficiency standards for lighting and appliances. The most striking change in Version 3.0 is a requirement that larger homes achieve a higher level of efficiency than smaller homes.
As senior energy auditor with ESG Energy, Steven Armstrong has assessed thousands of properties for energy efficiency and implementation of green building features. He is highly respected for his ability to diagnose energy loss in a property and develop plans to make buildings more energy efficient while improving indoor environmental quality and sustainable design.
More than 1 million ENERGY STAR homes have been built in the United States since the program began labeling homes in 1995. According to the EPA, families living in ENERGY STAR qualified homes will save more than $270 million this year on their utility bills, while avoiding greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those from 370,000 vehicles.
In addition to certifying homes under the EPA's ENERGY STAR Homes program, ESG Energy provides green build verification services for the NAHB,. The firm has conducted green audits for several thousand HUD-owned properties and assists residential and commercial property owners with energy use analysis. In July 2010, ESG Energy launched its Carbon Footprint Certification Program, which is intended to lessen climate change by encouraging good practice in carbon measurement, management and reduction.
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