ENERGY STAR is the most nationally recognized brand for energy efficiency that stands for high performance and quality, which it turns out, is also very green and good for the environment that helps us all save money and protect our environment with energy-efficient products and practices. Whether you are looking to replace old appliances, remodel your home, or buy a new house, ENERGY STAR can help. More than 60 types of products, including televisions, computers, heating and cooling equipment, and even new homes can earn the government's ENERGY STAR label. ENERGY STAR also offers best-practice solutions to make your home more comfortable and reduce your energy costs.
Homes earn the ENERGY STAR label only when an independent 3rd party verifies that they meet ENERGY STAR guidelines. As a Home Energy Rater, Nate Munson is qualified to do independent third-party consultation and performance testing and verification for new homes and deeply retrofitted existing homes.
EverGreen provides a whole-house approach to cost-effectively improve energy efficiency and comfort at home, while helping to protect the environment. As specially-trained performance contractors, EverGreen evaluates your home using state-of-the-art equipment and recommends comprehensive improvements that will yield the best results.
RESNET is a non-profit organization that develops and maintains national standards for assessing the energy efficiency of houses. As a nationally certified HERS (Home Energy Rating System) rater, Nate Munson is able to provide an audit that includes a HERS index, which is a relative energy use index developed by RESNET. As a HERS rater, RESNET's standards are officially recognized for verification of building energy performance for such programs as USGBC LEED for Homes, federal tax incentives, the Environmental Protection Agency's ENERGY STAR program and the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America Program.
LEED is a nationally recognized, third-party certification system that is based on measurable results. Leed was created and is administered by the U.S. Green Building Council, a nonprofit environmental organization with more than 14,000 member organizations dedicated to sustainability in building design and construction. As such, LEED recognizes the highest quality in green homebuilding. LEED-certified homes are energy efficient, use non-toxic building materials, are water-smart, and respect the environment in which they're constructed.
As a qualified Green Rater for the LEED for Homes provider organization AES (Alliance for Environmental Sustainability, Nate helps builders though consultation and 3rd party verification required for all LEED built homes.
As a leader in the building performance industry, ZERODRAFT has developed and manufactured professional grade and environmentally and human health friendly building envelope improvement materials, application and testing equipment for over 10 years.
The company serves markets including low-rise and high-rise residential and commercial buildings, architects, building owners, managers and contractors working in renovation and new construction. ZERODRAFT branded products can be found in all kinds of buildings, from single family homes to apartment buildings, schools, offices, retail and industrial.
As a ZERODRAFT Authorized Applicator (ZAA), EverGreen EnergySavers has a solid background in building performance energy audits and a wide range of building envelope improvements including air sealing and weather stripping, insulation, doors and windows.
Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) is the nation's premier building performance credentialing, quality assurance, and national standards setting organization. BPI supports the development of a highly professional building performance industry through individual and organizational credentialing and a rigorous quality assurance program.
EverGreen owner, Nate Munson, a certified BPI Building Analyst recognizes the interdependence of building energy efficiency and the health and safety of building occupants. The additional building science knowledge, skill sets and testing equipment that Nate brings as a certified BPI Building Analyst provides clients with a greater level of confidence in the durability, quality and performance of installed improvements that have a positive impact on the comfort, safety and health of occupants.