Your Building Scientist views your home as ONE integrated high-performance system rather than simply looking at each specific part in isolation. Our whole house approach allows for your home to be optimized for comfort, efficiency, health and safety. Your Analyst will collect data from your home using the latest in diagnostic testing equipment and energy modeling software. This customized process allows us to provide you with objectively derived data so you can make informed decisions on how to save money on your energy bill, make your house more comfortable as well as a safer, healthier place to live.
Once you’ve decided the best path to energy efficiency, comfort and health for your home, we provide the contracting services to complete your energy retrofit project. When your project is complete, we verify your new saving by completing a Test Out to make sure it closely matches our modeled results.
The 2012 International Energy Conservation Code will require new dwellings built in Maryland, that requires a building permit, to have more insulation, a tighter envelope, tighter ducts, better windows, and more efficient lighting. The State of Maryland was the first in the nation to adopt the 2012 version of the International Energy Conservation Code leading the country to a new era of efficient homes. We are here to help builders & mechanical contractors navigate through these NEW codes as they adapt their trades to more energy-efficient practices. We provide consulting, training as well as the required third-party certified Blower Door & Duct Tightness Testing.
In 2008, the Maryland General Assembly passed the EmPOWER Maryland Energy Efficiency Act. The legislation set a target reduction of 15 percent in per capita electricity consumption and demand thru 2017 from a 2007 baseline. Since its inception through September 2012, EmPOWER Maryland has helped fund energy reduction measures that will reduce energy usage by more than 2 million MWh per year and save $250 million annually. These savings will continue for years, with currently existing measures saving $3.7 billion over their useful life. Rebates up to $7.500 through Maryland Utilities’ Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® Program are available, based on approved measures.