Pathways to Sustainability
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We’re now able to find out and make the right adjustments
Helping to Build Hawaii’s Energy Efficient Homes
While many companies offer energy upgrades and retro-fitting to commercial users, there have been few resources available to home builders. Many builders have been actively working to improve the efficiency of the homes they are building, but have had no means to gauge their efforts Enter Energy Management Solutions, LLC (EMS), established to offer performance verification and testing methods that are consistent with national standards enabling builders and their clients to have the confidence that their homes meet published efficiency standards
EMS is a locally-based third party consulting and home energy performance testing firm that uses specialized equipment and software to determine exactly how energy efficient and/or “green” a home or residence may be EMS offers several packages for builders and developers to take advantage of the many benefits available when they choose to become an “Energy Star” or a “LEED for Homes” builder EMS staff members have undergone extensive training to ensure clients receive superior service with accurate test results All EMS staff members are RESNET-approved, Home Energy Rating System Providers (HERS) and USGBC-approved as LEED Home Raters.
“We are committed to helping our clients provide the most energy efficient homes possible, while still using cost-effective materials and methods When this is achieved, their clients can be confident that they are purchasing a quality product that meets the highest energy conservation and green building standards,” exclaimed Mitchell Johnson, President of Energy Management Solutions
EMS offers a myriad of start-to-finish services for builders and developers, including: the Initial plan-based performance evaluation, on-site visits during specific stages of the construction process, duct leakage testing, building envelope leakage testing, completion of all required reporting (including tax credit documentation), and Energy Star certification plus commissioning. In addition, EMS is also trained to provide HVAC support, home modeling, design team support, and efficient builder training for crews and superintendents
“We’re very fortunate to have an organization like [EMS] here in Hawaii Before they came, builders had no true way to tell how energy efficient our homes were,” said Bob Kayser Jr VP/Director of Construction-Gentry Homes, Ltd “We’re now able to find out and make the right adjustments necessary to be sure that we’re delivering a premium and energy efficient home to our buyers Now, we use them on all our projects ”
If you’re thinking about designing or building more energy efficient, “green”, Energy Star or LEED homes, call Energy Management Solutions, LLC at 808-926-7283.
2609 Ala Wai Boulevard, Suite 601
Honolulu, HI 96815
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