BRAG
ENERGY STAR Certification
BPI
RESNET
Efficiency First
Energy Star

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 (Residential Energy Services Network)

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.

United States Green Building Council (USGBC)

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.

ZERODRAFT (A Division Of Canam Building Envelope Specialists Inc)

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.

BPI (Building Performance Institute)

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.

Testimonials

  • I want to thank you for the great job that you did for us. I was able to experience first hand just how much work was involved, and how extensive the project was. If you ever need a commercial reference, please feel free to use Math Reviews.

    Pam B., Ann Arbor
  • Happy New Year! I just wanted to let you know how pleased we are with the upgrades you did for us at our home. The bathroom fan is amazing! And there is a noticeable difference in temperature between the storage part of the attic and the 'room' part of the attic. So thanks!

    Caitlin L., Ann Arbor
  • EverGreen did a fantastic job retro-fitting our home with the latest energy-saving materials, and sealing the unbelievably many places where heat was flowing out. I had no idea that there were so many ways to tighten and better insulate an old, "leaky" house.

    Beth S., Putnam Valley
  • No draftiness and the furnace runs less often. Other (my students) notice the music room is very stable in temperature. I especially liked the grouping of improvements and costs so I could figure out what to have done first.

    Jane H, Ann Arbor
  • No evidence of moisture (frost on the wall and floor)...furnace runs less...house retains heat better...Thanks! You may use me as a reference.

    Donna B, Manchester
  • Hello Nate, Wanted to let you know that my energy usage for mid Feb. - mid March was down from last year for the same period: electric down 34% and gas down 49%. What a difference it made putting in the insulation, changing some lightbulbs, and sealing up the band joists and crawl space.

    DeLynn C, Ann Arbor
  • Hi Nate - Attached below are the electrical and the gas usage comparisons for this house between 2008 and 2009. After Evergreen did the energy conservation work (Feb08), we saw substantial decreases in the gas usage from March 08 and onward...

    David B, Ypsilanti
  • After I had an energy audit by (an insulation company) I added insulation but still noticed a lot of the cold air leaks – Thank you for taking the time to explain to me and show me what was happening (using) your "blower door" – I will be doing air sealing next!"

    Jackie K, Ann Arbor
  • The very first night after (EverGreen) air sealing around our home we noticed such a difference in our daughters' bedroom – what a difference! Thank you!

    Michelle K, Ann Arbor
  • Architectural Resource endeavors to bring much more to our clients than merely great residential design. We are constantly looking to add value to our architectural services particularly in the Green and sustainable design areas. Energy management is a key component of our Green design process... Read More

    Michael Klement, AIA, NCARB, AIBD, CPBD, CGP Principal Architectural Resource, LLC , Ann Arbor