As a member of the Vermont Green Home Alliance (VGHA), VEIC promotes green building programs throughout Vermont. The VGHA website contains information on enrollment, costs, resources, and case studies for all of Vermont’s green home rating systems (www.vermontgreenhomealliance.org). Vermont Energy Investment Corporation provides verification services for the US Green Building Council’s LEED for Homes program and National Association of Home Builder’s National Green Building Program. VEIC also provides Passive House consultation services.
LEED for HOMES
VEIC serves as a Provider for the US Green Building Council’s LEED for Homes Program. The LEED for Homes Rating System promotes the design and construction of high-performance green homes that use less energy, water, and natural resources, create less waste, and are more durable and comfortable for occupants. Through project documentation and analysis, VEIC project managers verify that homes are built to meet LEED for Homes criteria.
Visit the US Green Building Council website for program information. Or take a quick look at their fee structure. To enroll, call 1-800-893-1997 or e-mail email@example.com.
NAHB National Green Building Program
VEIC Verifiers are accredited by the NAHB Research Center for National Green Building Certification. Certification requires that projects meet standards that address: Lot & Site Development, Resource Efficiency, Energy Efficiency, Water Efficiency, Indoor Environmental Quality, and Homeowner Education. VEIC provides third party verification to ensure that all National Green Building Certification requirements are met.
Visit www.nahbgreen.org for program information, or take a look at their fee structure. To enroll, contact the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Vermont at 1-800-279-0243, 802-876-6200, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
VEIC provides Passive House design consultation services to individuals and businesses interested in building to the Passive House Standard in Vermont. A Passive House is a building constructed to meet an extremely high standard of efficiency such that a building’s heating needs can be met primarily by passive solar gains and internal gains such as people and electrical equipment. This is accomplished through high levels of insulation and air sealing, highly efficient windows, proper orientation and shading, thermal bridge free construction, and an energy recovery ventilation system that provides a continuous supply of fresh air. VEIC’s certified Passive House consultants can help you with the modeling and design work that is critical to meeting the Passive House Standard.
To learn more about Passive House, visit their website. For more information about VEIC’s Passive House consulting services, contact Peter Schneider at (800) 639-6069 ext. 1141, or e-mail email@example.com.