Home Energy Certifications and Programs

Performance Plus Homes is certified by several organizations (RESNET, BPI, and NAHB) to insure quality of inspections and knowledge in building science and national certification programs. These certifications require class time followed by testing of best in practice building science processes and construction procedures. Field audit testing is required for certification with annual on site observation of job performance conducted to maintain certification. Continuing education units are also required by RESNET and BPI for certification maintenance.

RESNET RESNET Certified Home Energy Auditor and Rater

As a Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) Certified Home Energy Auditor and Rater, we are committed to the highest level of quality and ethics. When you work with a RESNET certified professional, you are assured that your energy auditor performs their duties with a high degree of skill. Home owners that work with RESNET members are also protected by the organization's policies of objectivity, technical proficiency, ethical standards and their complaint resolution process.

ENERGY STARAs a RESNET certified Home Energy Rater, Performance Plus Homes is qualified to inspect and certify homes that meet ENERGY STAR guidelines. We evaluate construction techniques, take key measurements, and perform inspections in order to qualify homes as ENERGY STAR.

Building Performance Institute - Certified Professional Building Performance Institute - Certified Professional

A BPI Certified Professional is: • Understanding of the relationship between all the systems in the house and its effect on occupant health, safety and comfort, energy efficiency and durability • Finding the real problem and fixing it, instead of putting a bandage on one of the symptoms • Getting the edge over low-bid contractors • Giving you, the homeowner, the comfort of knowing that any work was done right the first time.

National Green Build Standard from NAHB Green National Green Build Standard Verifier

The National Green Building Standard™ certification goes well beyond saying a home is energy efficient; it provides independent, third-party verification that a home, apartment building, or land development is designed and built to achieve high performance in six key areas: Site Design, Resource Efficiency, Water Efficiency, Energy Efficiency, Indoor Environmental Quality, and Building Operation & Maintenance.

Performance Plus Homes is certified to provide verification services to the rigorous requirements of the ICC 700 National Green Building Standard™ (NGBS) – the only residential green building rating system approved by ANSI as an American National Standard. The NGBS provides practices for the design and construction of all types of green residential buildings, renovations, and land developments.

We provide the stringent third-party verified certification to ensure homes and apartments are built in compliance with the NGBS and focuses on three primary attributes that are highly marketable to today’s discerning consumers: healthy home, lower operating costs, and sustainable lifestyle.

 

Available Home Energy Programs

GWS LEED CertificationLEED Certification: Performance Plus Homes is proud to partner with Guaranteed Watt Saver Systems, Inc. (GWS) to provide LEED Certification. GWS has been in business for over 34 years and certified the very first LEED Home in the United States. GWS has been designated as a provider for all LEED for Homes services.

NAHB National Green Building StandardNational Association of Home Builders Build Green: The program certifies homes for the NAHB program. Both new and renovated homes may qualify for this award. Performance Plus Homes offers a multiple certification program to help builders qualify for more than one type of certification.

Energy Star PartnerHome Performance with ENERGY STAR: This program sponsored by KCP&L and Missouri Gas Energy provides homeowners with the opportunity to get rebates of up to $1200 to have a home energy audit and implementation of energy efficient projects for their home. The home must be located in a KCPL and/or MGE area.

More than 1 million ENERGY STAR qualified homes have been built in the United States. Last year, families living in these homes saved more than $270 million on their utility bills. Making your home more energy efficient with Energy Star can help to reduce high energy bills, improve comfort, and help to protect the environment. Improving energy efficiency is also an important first step for homeowners interested in green remodeling.

ENERGY STAR New Homes Program: Both KCP&L and Independence Power and Light (IPL) partner with ENERGY STAR to promote energy efficient homes that save money and protect the environment. Performance Plus Homes is an authorized Energy Star Partner and Ratings provider.

Energize MissouriThe MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES Division of Energy is a non-regulatory state agency that works to protect the environment and stimulate the economy through energy efficiency and renewable energy resources and technologies.

Missouri Farm Audit Program: This program is called MAESTRO and funds Energy Audits and energy efficient programs to farm operations and farm residences.

DSIRE: Database of State Incentives for Renewables & EfficiencyDSIRE is a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility, and federal incentives and policies that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency. Established in 1995 and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, DSIRE is an ongoing project of the N.C. Solar Center and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council.

KC Metropolitan Energy CenterThe METROPOLITAN ENERGY CENTER: Mission is to be a catalyst for community partnerships focused on energy efficiency, environmental, and economic improvement. The Metro Energy Center oversees a number of energy efficiency programs and projects.

  • KC HOME PERFORMANCE NETWORK is an innovative, whole-house approach to improving the comfort and energy efficiency of your home. 
  • Commercial: Energy Works: Improving the energy efficiency of existing residential and commercial buildings. 
  • Community: Project Living Proof: A project turning two historic homes into living examples of healthy homes.

Low Income Housing Tax Credit (Kansas) : This is a multifamily program that requires an Energy Audit to qualify for Builder Tax Credit.

U.S. Dept. of Energy

The 2005 EPACT: This Federal Builder program provides a $2000 tax credit incentive to build to program standards. This can be combined with other incentives to reduce incremental costs of building green homes.

 

For all your home energy audit and home energy efficiency needs, contact Performance Plus Homes today at 913-851-0732 and start saving energy and money!

 

Participating Programs

Energize MissouriNational Green Build Standard verifierBuilding Performance Institute - Certified ProfessionalEnergy Star Partnet

Performance Plus Homes participates in government and local utility energy programs. We advise our clients about programs that may benefit them when making energy-efficiency upgrades to their homes. Additionally, we are trained and certified (EnergyStar, RESNET, BPI and NAHB) to inspect and certify your home for national standards on energy efficiency.   Read More. >>