Green Building Professional Certifications
Many of the businesses listed on this site have indicated to us that they have acquired specialized certifications or accreditations. We hope you find this page useful to better understand such certifications and how they are obtained.
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For more info: http://www.usgbc.org/
Energy Star Certification: In order for a home to qualify for Energy Star certification, a set of energy efficient guidelines set by the EPA must be met. Energy saving products and materials used in Energy Star certified homes make them 20%-30% more energy efficient than a standard built home.
For more info: http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=new_homes.nh_features
For more info: http://www.nahb.org/category.aspx?sectionID=1174
Energy AuditorsCertified Energy Auditor (CEA): The CEA certification is one that identifies professionals as having the required knowledge and experience of energy auditing through completing an examination and fulfilling prescribed standards of performance and conduct. For more information visit: http://www.aeecenter.org/certification/CEApage.htm
IGSHPA: A certification provided by the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association, after completing certified training and passing exam.
For more info: http://www.igshpa.okstate.edu/
CGD: Certified GeoExchange Designer
For more info: http://www.aeecenter.org/certification/cgdpage.htm