We help residential and commercial builders get rebates and tax credits for building energy-efficient structures.
We offer a variety of testing and analysis options to ensure your building achieves energy code compliance. With experts knowledgeable in each state’s specific energy code, our team will work with you to find the best pathway to compliance.
Acquiring a green building certification such as LEED, WELL, the Living Building Challenge, and ENERGY STAR comes with numerous benefits for the building owners, users, and the planet. Environmental benefits of getting certified vary based on the specific certification but can incorporate things like
Efforts to design a more efficient and comfortable building result in significant financial savings on utility bills and an increase in the value of your property.
The Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index is the industry standard by which a home’s energy efficiency is measured. HERS is the nationally recognized system for inspecting and calculating a home’s energy performance.
The National Green Building Standard (NGBS) is the only green building rating system for homes and apartments approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as an American National Standard. The NGBS provides a blueprint for builders to follow to design and construct new and renovated single-family homes and multifamily apartment buildings.
Using industry-leading software, our energy experts model the structure based on prints provided to maximize efficiency. This analysis of the energy components of a building’s design targets the best scenarios for the efficiency of the building.
Our Energy Raters use specialized air flow and pressure measuring devices to monitor and analyze the effectiveness of the building envelope. The blower door test quantifies the amount of air leakage through the enclosure and measures air changes. Blower door tests show areas of a home that lack proper sealing. This lets builders know where to minimize leakage, maximizing a home’s overall efficiency. Duct leak testing measures the airtightness of a home’s HVAC ductwork, indicating areas that require further attention for proper sealing.
Builders, did you know you can receive a $5000 tax credit per unit with the 45L tax credit? The section 45L tax credit offsets the costs of building energy-efficient single-family or multifamily homes constructed by an eligible contractor and then sold for use as a residence during the tax year. The IRS requires that a 45L analysis be conducted by a certified third-party using IRS-approved modeling software. As an independent energy rater, TEN can evaluate a home’s energy performance to determine if it qualifies for the 45L tax credit.
Utility companies offer a variety of rebates for builders, developers, and homeowners as incentives to build or retrofit energy-efficient homes. Our team will help you understand them, and we will work with you to submit the required information so that you can receive all of the rebates and credits you are eligible to receive.
A more significant tax credit is available for homes certified as a DOE-Recognized Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) Program, which requires ENERGY STAR certification as a prerequisite.
A DOE Zero Energy Ready Home is a high-performance home that’s so energy efficient that a renewable energy system could offset most or all of the home’s annual energy use.