Energy IQ is proud to pioneer the ecoSelect green building certification program in the state of Texas. We recently verified 8 homes near downtown Dallas, built by EcoView Homes, as meeting the ecoSelect certification criteria. Currently EcoView has 24 more homes under construction and slated for certification in the near future. Congratulations to EcoView on their achievement!
The ecoSelect program was created to be a simple, affordable and easily marketable new home certification program. The program directly and solely addresses energy, indoor air quality and water through a simple checklist of strategies with prescriptive items that are usually pass or fail.
The program also integrates RESNET’s HERS index, along with RESNET’s required inspections and testing protocols, such as the blower door test. Because of the RESNET integration, there are no multiple levels of certification or points to tally, and documentation is simple. All that is needed are the plans, REM file, pictures of the home and a completed checklist—which is a far cry from the amount of documentation needed with other green building programs.
For more details, please read ecoSelect's article on our accomplishment: ecoSelect Successfully Expands into Texas