2012 ENERGY STAR Leadership in Housing Award

Performance Plus Homes has been recognized for our commitment to providing our nation’s homebuyers with ENERGY STAR certified homes. We have earned a 2012 ENERGY STAR Leadership in Housing Award from the U.S. Environment Protection Agency (EPA). This award recognizes our work in promoting energy efficient construction and helping to protect the environment through our partnership with ENERGY STAR.

Despite the downturn in the housing market, it is clear that both home builders and home buyers are continuing to invest in high performing homes. To date, more than 1.3 million ENERGY STAR certified homes have been built – with more than 127,000 constructed in 2011. All of this is thanks to the hard work and dedication by more than 5,400 active ENERGY STAR for New Homes partners!

Last year alone, with the help of ENERGY STAR and partners like Performance Plus Homes, Americans saved nearly $400 million on their utility bills, and avoided greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to that of more than 510,000 vehicles.

This year, EPA is proud to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the ENERGY STAR program. For two decades, ENERGY STAR has helped millions of Americans and thousands of businesses save energy, save money, and protect the climate. Over the past 20 years, Americans, with help from ENERGY STAR, have saved nearly $230 billion on utility bills and prevented more than 1.7 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.

 

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CONTACT: Bruce Chyka
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Performance Plus Homes IS RECOGNIZED WITH A 2012
ENERGY STAR® LEADERSHIP IN HOUSING AWARD

Performance Plus Homes earns award for verifying new homes that protect the environment through energy efficiency.

Overland Park Ks. – Performance Plus Homes is pleased to announce that it has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with a 2012 ENERGY STAR Leadership in Housing Award. This award recognizes the important contribution Performance Plus Homes has made to energy-efficient construction and environmental protection by verifying more than 70 ENERGY STAR certified homes last year. Collectively, these homes will save our customers approximately $32184 on utility bills each year.

The environmental benefits of these ENERGY STAR certified homes are equal to the equivalent of:

  • Eliminating the emissions from 36 vehicles;
  • Saving 213408 lbs of coal;
  • Planting 58 acres of trees; or
  • Saving the environment 418536 pounds of CO2 per year.

 

To earn the ENERGY STAR, a home must meet strict guidelines for energy efficiency set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. These homes are at least 20% more efficient than standard new homes built today.

“Energy Star Homes are high performance homes that not only save energy but make a home more comfortable, affordable, healthier and are built to last.” Bruce Chyka owner.

ENERGY STAR certified homes offer homebuyers all the features they want in a new home, plus energy-saving features like effective insulation systems, high performance windows, tight construction and ducts, properly-sized and installed efficient heating and cooling equipment, efficient products, and third-party verification of energy performance.

“ENERGY STAR builder partners offer new homes that are designed and built to standards well above most others on the market today” said Jonathan Passe, Director of EPA’s ENERGY STAR Residential Branch. “Because ENERGY STAR certified homes undergo rigorous independent inspections and testing, homebuyers who choose ENERGY STAR can be confident that their new home will offer real energy efficiency, comfort, durability, and value for years to come.”

Last year alone, with the help of ENERGY STAR and partners, Americans saved nearly $400 million on their utility bills and avoided greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those of more than 510,000 vehicles. More than 1.3 million ENERGY STAR homes have been built in the United States since the program first began labeling homes in 1995.

About Performance Plus Homes
Performance Plus Homes located in Stilwell Ks. Has been serving homeowners and new home builders for over 10 years. They are members of the local Nation Association of The Remodeling Industry, Greater Kansas City Home Builders Association and Apartment Association of Kansas City.

About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR was introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1992 as a voluntary market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through increased energy efficiency. Today, ENERGY STAR offers businesses and consumers energy-efficient solutions to save energy, money and help protect the environment for future generations. More than 127,000 new homes were constructed to meet ENERGY STAR guidelines in 2011, by partners committed to improving the energy efficiency of products, homes, buildings and businesses. For more information about ENERGY STAR, visit www.energystar.gov or call toll-free 1-888-STAR-YES (1-888-782-7937).

 

 

Participating Programs

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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. >>