Hillsboro, OR, June 18, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Home Visions West is pleased to announce that it has received a 2008 Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Century Club Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy.
This Century Club Award recognizes Home Visions West as one of a select few that have improved the energy efficiency of more than 100 homes in the past year through the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program. Home Performance with ENERGY STAR, sponsored locally by The Energy Trust of Oregon, offers homeowners a comprehensive, whole house approach to improving energy efficiency and comfort, while saving money on utility bills and helping to protect the environment.
Chandler von Schrader, with the ENERGY STAR Program at EPA, announced, "2008 as the first year we recognized contractors in our program that have performed over 100 energy efficient installations. These Century Club Contractors are industry leaders committed to using building science to maximize energy savings, comfort and sustainability. By making our existing housing stock more energy efficient, these Century Club Contractors are at the forefront of our nation’s efforts to reduce pollution generated from power plants that provide energy for our communities.”
As a participating contractor in The Energy Trust of Oregon program, contractors receive specialized training and are equipped with diagnostic tools to inspect homes inside and out to determine where improvements are needed. Rather than focusing on a single problem, like an old heating or cooling system, not enough insulation in the attic, or leaky windows, they look at how improvements throughout a home can work together to give homeowners the best results. Depending on the improvements selected by the homeowner, saving 20% or more on their annual utility bills is possible.
“Home Visions West is committed to providing the best possible energy saving improvements to our customers. We work hard to educate homeowners about the benefits of weatherization and how Home Performance with Energy Star® can help them reach their conservation goals. We are excited about receiving this award and we will continue to strive to be a leader in the home energy conservation industry.”
Home Visions West
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, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy, ENERGY STAR offers businesses and consumers energy-efficient solutions to save energy, money and help protect the environment for future generations. More than 12,000 organizations are ENERGY STAR 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).