Southface and ENERGY STAR

Southface participates with the EPA's ENERGY STAR Program through our training of home energy professionals and professionals in the verified HVAC installation program in addition to utilizing  ENERGY STAR as a foundation for our high-performance building certifications. Residential initiatives like the ENERGY STAR certificationHome Performance with ENERGY STAR, or the commercial benchmarking tools supported in the ENERGY STAR Portfolio manager highlight our work.
The ENERGY STAR Verified HVAC Installation program is a pilot initiative that is outlined below.

ENERGY STAR Verified HVAC Installation Program

According to ENERGY STAR, nearly half of all HVAC systems are incorrectly installed! Getting the best performance from a new HVAC system depends on more than just choosing the right equipment. The quality of the system’s design and installation can have an enormous effect on its performance and reliability, not to mention your comfort. The ENERGY STAR Verified HVAC Installation (ESVI) program promotes the proper design and installation of heating and cooling systems specifically for the existing homes marketplace. An ENERGY STAR Verified HVAC Installation is the best way to be sure you’re getting the right equipment and a proper installation to get the most from your new system.

Participating Contractors

The following contractors are participating in the Southface ENERGY STAR Verified HVAC Installation program

Atlanta Area

Reliable Heating and Air 

Service area: Atlanta, GA and surrounding areas

Washington D.C. area
Grand Rapids, MI area

Contact us

Learn more about the Southface ESVI program and/or how to become a participating contractor

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ENERGY STAR certified homes are independently verified to meet strict guidelines for energy efficiency. The ENERGY STAR certification is the baseline for many high performance building certifications.

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Southface further supports the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program with accredited training programs and certifications.

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Program guide and webinar help building owners identify and track parts of portfolios that are struggling with energy performance, to compare performance from year-to-year and benchmark buildings.

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