Green Collar Operations Certified by the Building Performance Institute
Submitted by: Green Collar Operations
Austin, TX (OPENPRESS) June 24, 2011 -- Green Collar Operations is pleased to announce that it has been certified by the Building Performance Institute.
The Building Performance Institute (BPI) recognizes businesses committed to increasing the energy efficiency of buildings though a whole-house approach. Companies recognized by the BPI perform energy audits to determine the source of wasted heating or cooling and install or upgrade insulation, weatherization, or radiant barriers to make the building as energy efficient as possible. The result is less energy usage and lower utility bills.
As a participating contractor in multiple utility rebate programs throughout Austin, Round Rock, Georgetown, Waco and San Antonio, companies like Green Collar Operations 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 a comprehensive set of improvements can give homeowners the best results. Depending on the improvements, homeowners can easily save 20 percent or more on their annual utility bills by improving their home's efficiency.
ABOUT GREEN COLLAR OPERATIONS
Since 2007, Green Collar Operations has been providing home energy efficiency improvements and promoting their mission to help Austin and Central Texas homeowners reduce their energy usage and monthly utility bills. They have serviced over 4,500 homes and saved local residents over 5.5 million kilowatt-hours of energy by increasing efficiency. As a participating contractor in the local Home Performance with Energy Star program, Green Collar Operations works closely with Austin Energy to ensure quality service and applicable rebates to all customers. For more information, contact Jacob Lohman at (512) 986-7045 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT BUILDING PERFORMANCE INSTITUTE
The Building Performance Institute is a national standards development and credentialing organization for residential energy efficiency retrofit work. BPI offers professional certification examinations on the assessment and upgrade of residential buildings - both single-family and multifamily. BPI also provides accreditation to contracting companies committed to whole house home performance and quality assurance programs that ensure this work adheres to BPI's nationwide technical standards. As an independent, not-for-profit organization, BPI brings together leading building science experts from across North America to develop our standards using a consensus-based methodology.