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Independence, Mo., Company Receives EPA Energy Star Accolade
Release Date: 04/23/2009
Contact Information: David Bryan, 913-551-7433, firstname.lastname@example.org
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(Kansas City, Kan., April 23, 2009) - Hathmore Technologies, LLC, of Independence, Mo., has received the Energy Star for Homes Leadership in Housing Award. The award recognizes raters who qualify at least 50 homes in the last calendar year as Energy Star homes. Hathmore Technologies qualified 53 homes in 2008.
Energy Star qualified homes offer homebuyers energy-efficient improvements that deliver better performance, greater comfort and lower utility bills. These homes are at least 15 percent more energy efficient than homes built to the 2004 International Residential Code and include additional energy-saving features that typically make them 20 to 30 percent more efficient than standard homes.
Energy-saving features include effective insulation, high-performance windows, tight construction and ducts, efficient heating and cooling equipment, and efficient utility products, such as appliances and fixtures.
The projected energy savings of Hathmore Technologies’ 53 Energy Star rated homes is equivalent to eliminating the emissions from 25.97 vehicles or saving 157,092 pounds of coal or planting 42.93 acres of trees. Raters estimate a total possible savings of $23,691 annually on homeowner utility bills for the 53 households.
With the help of independent Home Energy Raters, Energy Star builder partners choose the most appropriate energy-saving features for their homes. Additionally, raters conduct onsite testing and inspections to verify the energy efficiency measures.
Any home three stories or less can earn the Energy Star label if it has been verified to meet EPA's guidelines. Potentially eligible homes include single family, attached and low-rise multi-family homes; manufactured homes; systems-built homes; log homes; concrete homes; and even existing retrofitted homes.