Above and Beyond Energy (ABE) is a small home energy rating company that strives to help homeowners minimize their carbon footprint through improved efficiency and durability. ABE is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for its outstanding commitment to verifying ENERGY STAR qualified homes. Key accomplishments include:
· Verifying 132 homes that have earned the ENERGY STAR in 2010--a 31 percent increase over 2009--with 32 different builders.
· Offering free training sessions on ENERGY STAR Version 3 to ensure that builders are prepared to construct new homes that meet the new requirements.
· Promoting the financial and environmental benefits of ENERGY STAR qualified homes by offering marketing training sessions and distributing "Builder Packets."
· Providing ENERGY STAR new home verification services pro-bono to the local Habitat for Humanity affiliate, Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity.