Green Insight provides direct verification services for residential projects seeking to attain the highest levels of third party green building certification. Green Raters play a critical role in the LEED for Homes process, overseeing all verification services on a project. Green Insight business model is built around Green Raters working as contractors to the company not employees. This business model allows you to identify one of the green raters identified on our Raters tab of our web page.
Green Insight has been identified by the US Green Building Council as a Provider entity to serve the process required for residential construction to attain the LEED for Homes certification. Green Insight has identified qualified professionals to provide guidance and instruction as well as rating and inspection services for those seeking to achieve this standard.
Green Insight has been identified as a HERS Provider entity approved to support Home Energy Rating System (HERS) professionals to provide energy rating services for residential projects. Green Insight affiliated raters can apply current building science to determine the energy efficiency of a residential project. In addition Green Insight can perform energy audits on existing residential structures to determine existing energy performance and to recommend effective improvement strategies.
Green Design Consultation
Green Insight works with design professionals to assist with the application of best green building practices to projects at the predevelopment and design stage. These services include green building standard and energy performance applications for single family as well as multi-unit development and redevelopment. These services include the application of several nationally recognized standards including LEED for Homes, the National Green Building Standard ™ (ICC-700), Enterprise Green Communities, Build Green New Mexico, Florida Green Building Coalition and others.
Green Insight can provide the services of a LEED AP+Homes to coordinate and assist in the design and implementation of LEED for Homes strategies and protocols for a project which may then attain the correlated program standard credit.
Sustainable Building Tax Credit Facilitation
Affordable Housing Services
Green Insight works with both private and public sector entities in developing strategies for the application of the highest reasonable level of green and energy efficiency attainable for both single family and multi-unit affordable housing development. Green Insight has experience working with projects funded under the Low Income Housing Tax Credit, HOME Investment Partnership Program, Neighborhood Stabilization Program as well as numerous local and private initiatives. The services provided include predevelopment feasibility analysis, project management, program management as well as the above identified certification services.
A detailed energy audit of your existing home can significantly reduce your energy bills, and also increase the comfort, air quality and resale value of your home. A qualified HERS rater or BPI Building professional will come to your home and perform both visual inspections and testing that culminates in an “Improvement Analysis”. This analysis is a report that identifies the issues, recommended improvements, cost of the improvements and estimated energy savings. With this information you can make educated decisions about cost effective improvements to your home. On top of that many of the improvements could qualify for tax incentives or rebates.
Using infrared technology, we can scan and record images of thermal bypasses in your home. A thermal bypass is an area which allows heat to enter or leave the building and adds heating and cooling load, increases cost of heating and cooling your home and contributes to comfort issues. The infrared camera will locate these bypasses which may include defective insulation and more.
Indoor Air Quality Investigations
Many homes suffer problems caused by improperly designed or constructed HVAC systems including oversized exhaust fans. Pressure differentials caused by operation of air moving systems, including forced air furnaces and air-conditioning systems, exhaust fans, clothes dryers and fireplaces have the potential to cause backdrafting and combustion spillage or flame rollout to combustion equipment in the home. Often the occupants may suffer occasional consequences of carbon monoxide exposure.