An energy-efficient home is more comfortable, consumes less energy and has increased value. To maintain these qualities, you need a contract with the Pearl Certification™ for your future remodeling projects. WMGB Home Improvement, your local glass block windows and remodeling contractor, shares a look at Pearl Certification and its benefits.
What Is the Pearl Certification™?
Pearl Certification is a building science-based certification system that indicates a home is energy-efficient, safe, comfortable and healthy. It also helps the homeowner understand how their home performs and how to make it better. Previously, certification programs focused on new construction. Pearl Certification, on the other hand, certifies both new and existing homes. It also focuses on the energy-saving features in a home instead of identifying potential problems.
Why You Should Hire a Pearl Advantage Contractor
WMGB Home Improvement is more than just your local glass block expert. As a Pearl Advantage Contractor, you can trust us to make sure every home improvement we do is correct and of high quality, and will improve your home’s energy efficiency. Pearl only accepts a small number of companies from each city into their Advantage Network, and WMGB Home Improvement is proud to be one of them.
Pearl Certification System
Pearl Certification uses a points system to denote high-performing assets, divided into four categories:
Building Shell — This includes the foundations, exterior walls, roofing and fenestrations (windows, entry doors and skylights).
Heating and Cooling System — In addition to the air conditioner and heating system, it also includes the ductwork, thermostats and registers.
Baseload — This is the equipment used throughout the year, such as electronics, appliances and water heaters.
Home Management — This includes information boards and smart devices.
This certification has three levels depending on the home’s score. Pearl Silver means the home has a good building shell and/or heating and cooling system. Pearl Gold applies to homes built to the modern energy code, in addition to the qualifications for Pearl Silver certification. Finally, there’s Pearl Platinum, which is for homes that excel in all four aforementioned categories.