TO THE GREEN HOME ADVANTAGE
Our specialty is providing the “green” certifications that developers/builders
need to qualify their multi-family projects for Low Income Housing Tax Credits
(LIHTC). Since the Housing Corporations
in different states specify different green programs for LIHTC points, we
maintain the necessary credentials to deliver certifications under all of the
national programs including the NGBS (National Green Building Standard) ICC
700, Enterprise Green Communities and ENERGY STAR® among
others. Naturally, we can also provide these
certifications for market-rate projects that want to document the higher
performance of their green features (enhanced indoor comfort, higher indoor air
quality and lower utility bills) to support their future marketing strategy. We provide these same services and
certification for multi-home single-family projects aimed at obtaining Low
Income Housing Tax Credits.
Working new and existing projects from Georgia to Texas to Missouri, we
provide the inspections required for program certification and can also serve
as Green Advisors to guide the builder/developer through the certification
process while reducing their workload – minimizing the costs of green features,
preparing the trades for success, managing the construction documentation
process, etc. During construction, we
can provide the testing (e.g., whole-house leakage and leakage testing)
required by the IBC (International Building Code). Please contact Tim Hansen at email@example.com or
318-210-4972 for a bid proposal on your next project.
For new construction, we can guide the design process to deliver a
building with higher performance (enhanced occupant comfort, lower energy needs
and better durability) with little or no additional investment. If desired, we can also certify the building
under ENERGY STAR® or the U.S. Green Building Council’s
LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) program.
For existing commercial buildings, we provide
industry standard ASHRAE Level II energy audits to assess, identify and
evaluate the most cost-effective measures to lower energy costs and/or increase
occupant comfort. When applicable, we
also qualify projects for state, city and/or utility rebate programs along with
federal 179D tax deductions.
While we work new construction projects
throughout the South, we typically only work existing commercial buildings
within 100 miles of Shreveport, LA. Please
contact Raymond Crews at firstname.lastname@example.org
to discuss your project.
Prior to the start of construction on a new home, we can provide a home
plans audit for owners who want their future home to be as healthy,
comfortable, energy-efficient and durable as possible. Using your home plans to create a detailed
computer model of your future house, we can assess the impact of various design
and construction strategies on projected annual energy costs and other key
factors to determine the most cost-effective mix of green features that meet
your needs without increasing your budget.
During construction, we can provide the testing (e.g., whole-house leakage and leakage
testing) required by the IRC (International Residential Code) versions 2009,
2012 and 2015. If desired, we can
also certify the home under ENERGY STAR® or the
U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership
in Energy & Environmental Design) program.
For existing homes, we offer a comprehensive home energy assessment
(i.e., an energy “audit”) to pinpoint your most cost-effective energy upgrades
and quantify the annual energy savings of each of these potential
applicable, we can also guide you through the qualification process for city and/or utility rebate programs.
While we can perform a home plans audit for
homes anytime in the United States, we normally restrict on-site IRC inspections
and/or testing of new homes and energy audits of existing homes to those within
20 miles of Shreveport, LA. Please
contact Bruce Phillips at email@example.com
to discuss your specific needs and receive a free price quote.
US. Based in Shreveport,
LA, the RESNET- and BPI-certified specialists at The Green Home Advantage, LLC
(TGHA) provide energy audits and energy ratings under a host of national green
programs including NGBS, LEED and ENERGY STAR®. TGHA consists of
three energy raters who are retired USAF officers with collective undergraduate
degrees in engineering, computer science and business. We have been in the energy rating/auditing
business since early 2008. TGHA is
certified by the US Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) as a Service-Disabled
Veteran-Owned Small Business.