FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
InterNACHI Approved to Use ENERGY STAR® Logo in Home Energy Inspections
BOULDER, Colo. (June 1, 2012)—After years of working collaboratively with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), InterNACHI, the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors, is pleased to announce that it has just received privileges to use the ENERGY STAR® logo and ENERGY STAR Advertisements within the InterNACHI Home Energy Inspection Tool.
InterNACHI members will have exclusive access to the Home Energy Inspection Tool (www.nachi.org/home-energy-inspection
), which offers a quick way for homeowners to understand how their home's energy performance compares to that of other homes in the same region. The Tool also provides recommendations for energy upgrades, as well as an estimate of how much these improvements can reduce the homeowner's utility bills.
The ENERGY STAR Program is a partnership between businesses and organizations and the federal government. As part of this partnership, approved businesses and organizations can use the ENERGY STAR name and registered marks owned by the U.S. government as part of their energy-efficiency and environmental activities.
Since the introduction of the ENERGY STAR label, Americans have purchased more than 1.5 billion products carrying that mark and improved the efficiency of thousands of buildings and homes. As a nation, we have prevented greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those from 20 million vehicles. Over this time, the public has become more aware of and interested in energy efficiency, ENERGY STAR, and protecting the environment.
Energy issues continue to make the news almost daily. Home buyers are increasingly concerned with home energy issues. The public has become more concerned with environmental issues, particularly air pollution and global warming. Many consumers want to know what they can do to save energy and protect the environment, and they believe that products that address energy and environmental issues are desirable.
ENERGY STAR is growing to meet these consumer and business interests. Recent surveys and studies show:
- More than 60% of the American public is aware of the label.
- The ENERGY STAR label influences product purchasing, and consumers will use the label in the future as part of their purchasing decisions.
- Market penetration of ENERGY STAR-qualified products has increased substantially in regions with active programs.
Benjamin Gromicko, Director Home Energy Inspection Programs
InterNACHI, the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors
1750 30th Street
Boulder, CO 80301