Neil Kelly Home Performance Division Completes 436 Upgrades in 2012

Carbon Savings of Nearly 3 Tons Per Home Each Year.

Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) April 23, 2013

Neil Kelly Company, the largest design-build remodeling company in the Northwest, completed 436 residential energy retrofits in 2012, preventing an average of 2.7 tons of carbon per home from entering the environment each year. Professional Remodeler Magazine recently featured Neil Kelly Company on the front cover naming it a “green giant” due to its “cutting-edge energy-efficiency” business.

2012 Home Performance Results from Neil Kelly:
-- 436 home energy retrofits/upgrades completed
-- 2.7 tons of carbon emissions saved per home
-- 924.85 Metric tons saved in 2012 (and every year going forward for lifetime of home)
-- Job creation: Neil Kelly’s home performance staff has increased from 3-50 since 2008

Neil Kelly’s Home Performance division, established in 2006, is part of the company’s strategy to provide whole-home services and energy-wise choices. A foundation of sustainability underlies all of the company’s divisions, including its flagship design-build remodeling group and related services such as its HomeForce home repair and improvement team.

The Home Performance team works closely with Energy Trust of Oregon and Clean Energy Works Oregon (CEWO), to offer homeowners access to energy audits as well as financial assistance and Energy Trust cash incentives for a variety of energy upgrades. CEWO is now available in 19 counties serving more than 80 percent of Oregon's population. Home Performance also works with Community Power Works in Seattle as a key contractor.

“Our customers increasingly recognize the value of energy efficiency upgrades in achieving comfort and savings,” said Chad Ruhoff, manager, Neil Kelly Home Performance. “We help them to determine which improvements will give them the most comfort for their dollar, and provide typical Neil Kelly quality on all of our upgrade work. We believe we are one of the largest carbon saving businesses – if not the largest -- in Oregon.”

“Neil Kelly’s Home Performance division is an Energy Trust trade ally contractor success story,” said Marshall Johnson, residential program manager, Energy Trust. “By helping residential customers identify and install energy-saving improvements in their homes, and access Energy Trust incentives to make their project more affordable, Neil Kelly is helping Energy Trust deliver energy savings and carbon reductions in Oregon.”

While every home is different, Neil Kelly Home Performance technicians will focus on the energy saving improvements that offer the greatest return, including air sealing, insulating, sealing ductwork, improving heating and cooling systems, and upgrading lighting and appliances.

The company calculated carbon savings statistics based on energy modeling. The carbon savings of 2.7 tons per year per home (924.85 Metric tons saved in 2012) means that in five years, just this group of retrofitted homes will have prevented 15,000 tons of carbon from entering our environment – the equivalent of 1.5 million gallons of consumed gasoline.

About Neil Kelly Company
The Neil Kelly Company helps Northwest homeowners care for all aspects of their homes. Services include award-winning design-build remodeling; energy upgrades and home repairs big and small. Established in 1947, the firm has a national reputation for its innovative design-build remodeling and new home construction. With five Pacific Northwest locations, in Portland, Lake Oswego, Eugene, Bend and Seattle, Neil Kelly is renowned for its innovative design and remodeling services quality craftsmanship, and sustainable building practices. Homeowners are invited to attend a free educational seminar to learn more. For information visit http://www.neilkelly.com.