Residential Energy Guarantee: Equipping Green Builders with Evidence

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Results from an independent study found that people are 70 percent more likely to purchase a home and 75 percent more likely to choose builder-suggested products if they had an energy guarantee. With that in mind, Bonded Builder Warranty Group launched a new Residential Energy Guarantee program that provides third-party verification of a home’s energy performance and savings – allowing builders to prove their construction’s energy efficiency without facing skepticism or doubt from their clients.

The Residential Energy Guarantee is based on the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) rating report projections on the total energy use of the home. As a testament to the validity of the program, Bonded Builders Warranty Group will pay a home buyer for any additional annual natural gas and electric costs that are over the HERS project for qualifying energy-efficient homes.

As an added incentive, Bonded Builders Warranty Group is offering a special discounted pricing for builders who partake in the Home Innovation Research Labs National Green Building Standard (NGBS) Green Certification Program. For participating builders, Bonded Builders Warranty Group will offer the guarantee at the same price that is usually only available for builders purchasing more than 100 guarantees per year, making energy-efficient construction more appealing and affordable for even the lowest-volume home builder.

To learn more about how both builders and home buyers can benefit from the Residential Energy Guarantee, read the article from BUILDER magazine here, and visit www.mitsubishipro.com for energy-efficient HVAC products that’ll help secure the guarantee.