Some $40 billion is invested in energy efficiency projects every year in the United States. The benefits to home owners and building managers, such as lower energy usage, reduced carbon footprint, and healthier indoor environments, have multiplied the demand for high-performance buildings. Once you are ready to begin your energy efficiency project, our experienced project managers are ready to help. From initiation to completion, we put our advanced building science knowledge and experience to work for you.
An energy-efficiency project should always begin with a foundation of reliable data. GreenShield’s methodology includes diagnostic testing, data collection, and modeling derived from the Building Performance Institute (BPI) industry standards. GreenShield auditors are certified as Energy Auditors and Quality Control Inspectors through BPI, the nation's premier standards development and credentialing organization.
In the planning phase, GreenShield works with our clients to produce a scope of work developed from the results of the initial assessment. Our reports include return-on-investment (ROI) details for a variety of energy-efficiency upgrades to assist our clients in their decisions on budget and scope. Behind the scenes, we acquire the necessary permits and negotiate with quality contractors to get the best prices available.
Scheduling and managing contractors can be the most demanding part of a project. GreenShield excels during the implementation phase of your project by ensuring that delivery of services meet time and budget designs. GreenShield acts as your advocate and the point of contact for contractors in order to assure a smooth flow as your project progresses.
GreenShield’s project managers use several key performance indictors (KPIs) to monitor contractor performance and ensure objectives are being met. Our Quality Control Inspectors verify compliance to industry standards of practice and quality management. Our goal is to meet all planned targets to increase building performance and energy efficiency.
Upon completion of the project work scope, GreenShield performs a quality control inspection of the building in order to evaluate the effectiveness of the installed measures. The inspection also assesses any impact the work may have had on health and safety factors. Finally, we present our client with a copy of the completed project report and address any additional concerns.