Residential

Advanced Energy’s residential team works to make sure that new and existing homes are healthy, safe, comfortable, durable, energy efficient and environmentally responsible. We have partnered with electric utilities, program implementers, regional energy efficiency organizations, building product manufacturers and more. Through all of our services we promote energy efficiency in ways that benefit your organization and meet your goals.

Services

Program Design and Implementation

Are you interested in starting a residential energy efficiency program? We can work with you through all stages of program design, from investigative research that helps you understand what will work best, to planning, implementation, training and analysis. Customer satisfaction is one of our top priorities, so we ensure that you and your homeowners are having the best experience possible.

Pilot Programs

Rolling out a full-scale program is not always immediately feasible. Therefore, we can help you develop a pilot program to examine energy efficiency on a smaller, lower-cost scale. Just like with a larger program, we work with you to get the pilot off the ground and running and then help you evaluate it and determine the next steps.

Trainings and Workshops

We have developed hundreds of customized trainings for contractors, realtors, utilities staff and more that blend classroom instruction with first-hand working knowledge. Our trainings will provide technical expertise and help you better understand your customers. Some of our most popular trainings include:

  • Principles of building science
  • HVAC fundamentals
  • Building performance tools (testing equipment, blower doors, duct blasters, etc.)

Education and Process Development

In addition to trainings, we can work with you to develop other educational support materials that will make your processes easier. For example, we are able to design installation and best practices guides and checklists, as well as code books that simplify steps and help you succeed the first time.

Programs and Tools

Crawl Space Information and Resources

Materials and information generated by Advanced Energy research projects, diagnostic investigations and collaboration with a variety of professional installers and consultants across the country. We hope this information can help you to improve your existing crawl space or to design and install a properly-closed new crawl space.

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Heat Pump Water Heater Calculator

This tool provides an educational resource to homeowners on the cost savings and return on investment of installing a heat pump water heater vs. a standard electric water heater. The calculator is designed to be used by contractors during a typical sales process.

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Home Performance with ENERGY STAR

Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (HPwES) offers a comprehensive whole-house process to help you improve the safety, durability, comfort and energy efficiency of your home while also helping preserve the environment. The upgrades in the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR package typically save homeowners 20 percent on their energy bills.

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House Characterization

House Characterization is a process to standardize the assessment of residential buildings from the outside. The process allows you to use some observable characteristics of a house to determine both the complexity level of a house, and the degree of difficulty in making the home more energy efficient. It allows auditors, assessors, salesmen and crews to better estimate the time, cost and level of skill that will be required to make the home more energy efficient without relying solely on extensive diagnostics.

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HVAC Contractor Credentialing

This program allows HVAC contractors to affordably obtain the credential required to work on residential installations in the ENERGY STAR Certified New Homes program. We also support contractors’ growth and success with detailed job reviews, technical assistance and best-in-class training and resources.

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RiteVent – Ventilation Strategy App

When you are complete designing your ventilation system, RiteVent recommends products based on the requirements of your system and generates a report outlining your specifications that is easy to share.

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SystemVision

SystemVision is the only guaranteed affordable housing program in the nation. Through a partnership with the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency, SystemVision helps ensure that both new and existing homes are healthy, safe, comfortable, durable, energy efficient and affordable. Practical solutions and simplified processes support developers and builders in designing, constructing and marketing affordable homes.

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Residential Public Consulting

We provide free public consulting to North Carolina residents. If you have a question or would like additional information, please call us at 919-857-9000.

Success with Energy Code

The Success with Series takes complicated energy code and program requirements and separates them out by job function (framer, electrician, HVAC contractor, insulator, and so on). Then it simplifies each requirement into step-by-step directions, with correct and incorrect pictures.

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