Are you a home seller, real estate agent, broker, builder, home improvement contractor, appraiser, or lender? Let’s start with the answer then: yours.
Everyone of these persons has some role to play in the home value hot potato game, where the potato is passed back and forth around the circle to ultimately land at the seller’s feet. If you own a home with high-performing, energy efficient features, that potato will usually land on your feet with a painful…Continue
one home, one community, one city at a time
Pearl has grown rapidly since our launch in the fall of 2017: we’re now certifying homes in 18 states across the U.S. We’ll continue to expand this footprint in 2019, but we’ll be moving a bit more slowly and deliberately. This year, we’re giving special attention to a few carefully chosen regions, starting with Phoenix, Boston, Central New York, and Central…Continue
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Pearl Certification will be participating in a New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)-sponsored pilot program. The pilot will test and measure the extent to which energy efficiency home certifications can encourage New York state homeowners to…Continue
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City of Phoenix, APS and RESNET Join Pearl Certification and HomeSmart In Launching Innovative Home Energy Efficiency Plan
Pearl Certification, the City of Phoenix, APS, RESNET and HomeSmart…Continue
When my fifteen-year-old son returned with a concert ticket in one hand and cash in the other, that’s when I knew he would probably be ok in this world. He had decided last minute to tag along to go see Jason Isbell in concert. He didn’t have a ticket, but we knew the show wasn’t sold out. But we also knew that being a teenager without a job, he didn’t…Continue
Added by Pearl Certification on December 13, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments
Pearl Certification is excited to announce a new chapter in its partnership with HomeSmart International to help Phoenix homeowners capture incremental value of their energy efficient, solar and other performance upgrades when they…Continue
Added by Pearl Certification on November 29, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments
Pearl Certification launched a new cutting-edge tool to help homeowners make decisions about energy-related home investments.
“Pearl’s new Home Investment Plan enables high-quality home improvement contractors to present comfort, health and energy upgrade options to homeowners in an attractive, easy-to-read report,” said Pearl CEO Cynthia Adams. “Homeowners can use these reports to understand their benefits and select the features that work best for them and their…Continue
Added by Pearl Certification on September 27, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments
Every locality grapples with its own collection of natural and human caused challenges (and potentially disasters). While most people don’t often think about the connection between property values and water runoff, flooding, heat waves, fires, hurricanes, drought, new power and gas lines, density, open space, access to public…Continue
Added by Pearl Certification on September 20, 2018 at 9:30am — No Comments
The Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) and Pearl Certification are now collaborating to ensure that the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index and Pearl Certification Reports complement each other in the…Continue
Nick knows homes. Several years ago, he started volunteering for Habitat for Humanity. He also helped modify a home that was part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon, a competition for students to design and build high-performance buildings powered by renewable energy. On top of that, he’s built six passive houses. So when Nick decided to create an addition to his own home in Washington DC, he was naturally committed to transforming it into a…Continue
Added by Pearl Certification on August 23, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments
When discussing cutting energy consumption, but still staying cool in the hot summer months in Arizona, Jan tells her clients to first get an energy audit. "That's going to be a whole system approach to looking at every facet of your home.” The energy audit will check "insulation,…Continue
Jim Pearl Gold home is so snug and energy efficient that in the winter he heats the home with wood and powers it entirely with solar panels.
Jim designed his new home in central Virginia with energy efficiency in mind. It’s very high performing with spray-in foam insulation, high-end windows and doors, excellent heating and cooling systems, an intentionally designed southwest orientation, and large overhangs on the…Continue
Vienna, Virginia and Scottsdale, Arizona – July 19, 2018 – Pearl Certification and HomeSmart International are proud to announce that HomeSmart Arizona has been accepted into Pearl’s prestigious Broker Advantage Program. HomeSmart is the first broker in Arizona to receive this distinction.
“HomeSmart agents work relentlessly each day to help their clients get maximum value for their homes,” stated Carol Perry, chief business development officer…Continue
Added by Pearl Certification on July 19, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments
On April 24, 2018, Pearl CEO Cynthia Adams received the prestigious Linda Wigington Leadership Award at the 2018 National Home Performance Conference in Philadelphia, PA. Cynthia was introduced to the audience as a change agent, community advocate and industry mentor.
“Cynthia, the impressive work you did at LEAP and now with Pearl Certification stood out to us as truly worthy of our highest honor. The work being done at Pearl is changing the relationship between…Continue
Added by Pearl Certification on May 10, 2018 at 9:00am — No Comments