RESNET & Pearl Certification Partner to Reward Missouri Homeowners
COLUMBIA, Mo., March 10, 2023 (Newswire.com) - Pearl Certification, a national provider of third-party certification services for high-performing homes, and the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET), creator of the Home Energy Rating System (HERS®) Index, announced today they are expanding their partnership through their collaboration in the Renew Missouri Homes program.
Renew Missouri Homes, powered by Pearl, is a new statewide program that connects homeowners with vetted professionals to help design and achieve home performance goals increasing a home's comfortability and value. By offering both the official state certification and the nationally recognized Pearl Certification, Renew Missouri Homes is driving demand for high-performing homes and revolutionizing the real estate market.
Through Renew Missouri Homes, Missouri homeowners have access to a free homeowner portal to build custom home improvement plans, schedule regular home maintenance reminders, and connect with vetted contractors to perform energy upgrades. Industry professionals can apply to join this network at https://renewmohomes.com/.
Here is what the partners of this program are saying about Renew Missouri Homes:
"HERS Index and Pearl Certification provide complementary information about a home's relative energy efficiency and efficient features," said Steve Baden, RESNET Executive Director. "RESNET and Pearl will work together to ensure Missouri home builders and homeowners can use both systems for a complete understanding of how the home performs."
"There are thousands of high-performing Missouri homes that were HERS-rated when built," said James Owen, Executive Director of Renew Missouri. "We want energy efficiency to be a key factor in determining the value of homes when they are re-sold."
"Training the real estate market to properly value energy performance takes time and intentionality," said Craig Redmon, Missouri Department of Natural Resources Division of Energy. "We thank all those who play a critical role in making homeowners aware of their eligibility for Missouri Home Energy Certification and heighten the level of awareness to increase uptake of energy-efficiency programs that result in more efficient Missouri homes."
"Through this partnership, we will educate and engage homeowners who own a HERS-rated home to help them maintain and improve that home over time," said Robin LeBaron, Pearl's co-founder and president.
To learn more about the partners involved, see below.
About RESNET: The Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) was founded in 1995 as an independent, nonprofit organization committed to helping homeowners reduce the cost of their utility bills by making their homes more energy efficient. RESNET is responsible for creating the national training and certification standards for HERS Raters, which are recognized by federal government agencies such as the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. mortgage industry. For more information, visit http://www.resnet.us.
About Pearl Certification: Pearl Certification is the gold standard in high-performing home certifications, bringing visibility to the valuable features that make them healthy, safe, comfortable, and energy- and water-efficient. Pearl is the only national sponsor of the U.S. Department of Energy's Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® program and is a partner with the National Association of REALTORS® Green Resource Council. Pearl has certified and provided appraisal addenda on over 125,000 homes in 44 states and Washington, D.C. Pearl Certified homes sell on average for 5.5% more than comparable homes, according to independent appraiser studies. For more information, visit www.pearlcertification.com/p3.
Source: Pearl Certification