Pando Alliance

Ellicott City, Maryland

Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence - New Homes Rater/Provider


Pando Alliance, a home energy rating company, certified more than 1,100 dwelling units as ENERGY STAR® in 2021, increasing certifications by over 40% from 2020. Key 2021 accomplishments include:

  • Providing technical support to architecture firms, general contractors, and project teams and delivering hands-on training and other assistance throughout the design and construction process to facilitate the most cost-effective solutions for achieving ENERGY STAR certification.
  • Increasing the rigor of its quality assurance protocols by adding a new process to separately track sampled components throughout a project, allowing for enhanced oversight of these measures.
  • Promoting ENERGY STAR across its website, social media, technical handouts, and presentations.
  • Developing Operations and Maintenance (O&M) manuals for multifamily property owners to provide detailed specifications, operating instructions, and maintenance recommendations for ENERGY STAR certified buildings.
  • Reviewing mechanical ventilation strategies and engaging with mechanical engineers to identify best practices for balancing performance, efficiency, and cost.
  • Providing technical field training for trades and subcontractors early in the construction process to establish performance expectations and inspection and testing requirements for ENERGY STAR.
In 2020 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped Americans avoid more than $40 Billion in energy costs

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