REEis Value and Difference
What does this mean to our clients?
It means REEIS is not motivated to sell you a specific product or service but to identify what is actually causing the performance problem. Think about it. You have a problem with your home such as high energy bills or a hot room and who should you call? Do you call an air conditioning company, an insulator, the window salesman or the solar company? The problem is that each of these vendors is only capable and motivated to sell you a specific product within their field of limited expertise. The product or improvement they are proposing may not be the appropriate improvement for your home.
How is REEIS different from a conventional air conditioning contractor?
A conventional air conditioning contractor can only address 50% of the home performance equation: the heating and air conditioning equipment. By neglecting the building, many low cost performance improvement opportunities are missed.
Design and quality installation of air conditioning systems play a huge role in heating and air conditioning system performance. Studies have shown that industry standards can reduce heating and air conditioning system performance by as much as 40%. REEIS takes the time to test, analysis and properly design systems to insure a quality installation and maximum performance.
How is REEIS different from an energy auditing?
The Building Performance Institute or BPI energy analyst certification is required to become an energy auditor. The BPI certification is an important credential but it is also the first step in understanding how a home performs. Many of the firms or individuals marketing energy audit services only carry the BPI designation
REEIS auditors are trained well beyond the principles of BPI and are in the classroom an average of 100 per year learning building science and heating and air conditioning principles. With REEIS, you get a better trained building performance expert.
All of the REEIS accreditations and certifications can be found on by clicking here.
How is REEIS different from an energy efficiency company?
As the energy efficiency industry has grown with the presence of financial incentives, many firms have entered the market with the idea of making a quick buck. Be cautious of slick marketing and products with lofty claims. Energy savings comes in the form of reducing heat loss or gain, efficient equipment and lighting and a well performing home. Magic boxes, special radiant paper or paint, etc. may seem like great new products but they most likely will cost you more than you save.
REEIS does not sell or recommend gimmick products or untested solutions.