Pearl Certification Announced as Charter Partner in EPA’s Clean Energy Future Initiative

Pearl Certification announced its recognition as a charter partner in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Energy Future initiative through the ENERGY STAR? Home Upgrade (ESHU) program. This underscores Pearl Certification’s commitment to advancing energy efficiency and supporting sustainable home upgrades.

“We are excited to be a charter partner in the EPA’s Clean Energy Future initiative,” said Cynthia Adams, CEO of Pearl Certification. “Our partnership with ENERGY STAR Home Upgrade reflects our shared commitment to fostering sustainable, energy-efficient homes. By certifying the six essential upgrades of ESHU, we empower homeowners to make informed decisions that benefit their wallets and the environment.”

According to Pearl Certification, The ESHU program is a pivotal component of the EPA’s Clean Energy Future initiative, which promotes a set of six high-impact, energy-efficient home improvement: heat pumps, heat pump water heaters, insulation, air sealing, smart thermostats, and high-efficiency HVAC systems. These upgrades are designed to work together to maximize energy savings, enhance home comfort, and reduce environmental impact.

As a charter partner, Pearl Certification will play a key role in amplifying the reach and impact of the ESHU program. A Public Benefits Corporation, Pearl has a mission to transform the U.S. real estate market into one that drives demand for and rewards energy efficiency upgrades.

Through a suite of digital tools, including the Pearl Certification Report, Pearl helps homeowners plan and prioritize home performance improvements based on their goals, connects them with local, vetted contractors whose work is certified by Pearl, and helps them find rebates and tax credits. To reward homeowners and drive continued demand for energy-efficient home features, Pearl’s Certification Report captures the value those improvements add to the home in documentation for appraisers, lenders, and buyers. Appraisal studies show that homes with Pearl Certification sell for 3.5%-5% more than uncertified homes when marketed properly.

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