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Pushing the Home Performance Contracting Envelope

January/February 2007
This article originally appeared in the January/February 2007 issue of Home Energy Magazine.
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January 01, 2007
Raise comfort levels, lower energy bills, and get a whole-house retrofit with the contractors at GreenHomes America.
One of the larger firms to enter the home performance industry is GreenHomes America (see “Michael Rogers Joins GreenHomes America,” HE Mar/April ’06, p. 6). GreenHomes America is a subsidiary of the Linc Group, which foresaw an opportunity in the existing-homes market to help meet America’s need to reduce energy consumption while preserving the environment.  With a growing market identified and no national players entering the industry, the Linc Group decided to leverage the success it had experienced with its commercial bundled energy management solutions and launch a similar offering designed specifically for residential homeowners. “Most homes, whether new or old, were not built to maximize energy efficiency or comfort,” says Brett Knox, president of GreenHomes America (GreenHomes). “Most leak like sieves, creating drafts, moisture, and other comfort- and energy-draining issues, as well as generating excessively high utility bills.”   These house problems represent a significant burden in the average household budget as energy prices continue to rise. The wasted energy, and its effect on the environment and on our natural resources, are likewise a growing concern. The bottom line is that homeowners today must constantly sacrifice their family’s ...

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