Portland, OR (PRWEB) November 29, 2012
NeighborWorks of Western Vermont is a non-profit housing organization, focused on helping people purchase, improve and maintain their homes. The NeighborWorks H.E.A.T. Squad, which stands for Home Efficiency Assistance Team, pairs homeowners with home energy auditors to perform audits and help homeowners decide what kind of improvements should be made based on the audit results. It also offers in-house loan products to help pay for those improvements. The NeighborWorks H.E.A.T. Squad will use CakeSystems software to complete these audits and encourage homeowners to make efficiency upgrades on their homes, while fulfilling the NeighborWorks H.E.A.T. Squad’s mission for homeowners to enjoy comfortable, healthy and energy efficient homes. Melanie Paskevich, program director, commented, “We, and more importantly, our contractors, are looking forward to using CakeSystems software to produce a simplified, easy to understand report with single data entry. We are excited to incorporate CakeSystems software into our program.”
CakeSystems is the only home energy auditing software suite that is fast, accurate and flexible enough to meet the demands of today’s marketplace. CakeSystems at its core uses the ‘SIMPLE’ algorithm developed by nationally recognized energy efficiency expert, Michael Blasnik. The CakeSystems core auditing module is the foundation for a customized software suite that fits elegantly into energy efficiency programs to dramatically increase audit-to-retrofit conversion rates. The software is designed to allow home performance contractors to deliver to homeowners a clear and concise description of their home’s estimated energy use and carbon footprint.
Energy efficiency programs in Washington State, Virginia, Massachusetts, Alabama, North Dakota and Oregon are currently using CakeSystems software. Independent energy auditors are also using the software in New Mexico, Maryland, California, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Maine, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, Florida and Illinois.
About NeighborWorks H.E.A.T. Squad
The NeighborWorks H.E.A.T. Squad helps homeowners save money on heating fuel in addition to making their homes comfortable, healthy, and more energy efficient. 500 H.E.A.T. Squad homeowners are saving an estimated average of 389 gallons of fuel a year.
About Earth Advantage Institute
Earth Advantage Institute’s core mission is to supply the tools to design and build better homes and buildings. We foster innovative partnerships that leverage market forces to accelerate the reversal of climate change caused by the built environment.