Utah Energy Conservation Coalition
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About Our Organization
The Utah Energy Conservation Coalition DBA Energy Rated Homes of Utah (UECC/ERHU) is a statewide nonprofit organization working to encourage Utah citizens to receive an “Energy Education”. We encourage energy conservation in all areas of the housing industry.
Formed in 1990 we provide energy education and services in areas such as:
- 2015 IECC–International Energy Conservation Code
- ASHRAE 90.1–Commercial Energy Code
- Residential Blower Door Testing and Air Leaking Diagnosis
- Residential Energy Audits
- Home Energy Rating System (HERS Index)
- Digital Energy Efficiency Resources
- A wide variety of resources covering all areas of residential energy conservation available through the UECC/ERHU office
Energy Rated Homes of Utah works with lenders, REALTORS, builders, home buyers, sellers, appraisers, and utilities to promote affordable, energy-efficient housing throughout Utah. Through our unique membership with the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET), we are the oldest home energy rating program in Utah. We are members of the EPA ENERGY STAR Homes program and the Home Builder Association (HBA) — Both locally and nationally.
Home Owner Services
Whole House Residential Energy Efficiency Assessments
On Site Consulting and Project Management directly related to Energy Efficiency
Quality Home Energy Rating Services (HERS) for new construction projects
EPA Energy Star Certified Version 3.0 Home Energy Rating Service
Quality Pre-Construction Consultation and Energy Code Compliance reviews
On site Blower Door and Duct Blaster tests
Energy Rebates through local utilities
EPA Energy Star Homes version 3.0 Program Sales & Marketing Training & Education
“Green Builder”/Sustainability Training & Consulting
Training for Home Raters
What is an Energy Star Home?
Now in its 25th year of operation, Energy Star labeled homes incorporate energy saving in design and construction. With the Energy Star label from the US Environmental Protection Agency, homeowners can be assured that their home is truly energy-efficient.
Energy Star labeled homes in Utah have passed stringent energy efficiency guidelines and standards established by the EPA Energy Star Homes program and verified through a network of trained Home Energy Consultants coordinated through our office, Energy Rated Homes of Utah (ERHU). Energy Star Homebuilders in Utah are committed to building comfortable, high quality, energy efficient homes that enable buyers to get more house for the money, while enhancing the home’s overall value. They must also meet all the requirements of the EPA’s Thermal Enclosure System and HVAC Installation Checklist. This third-party energy rating also enables buyers to qualify for an Energy Efficient Mortgage. So remember, before you buy a new home, make sure it has a 5-Star Energy Star Home rating.
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Energy Efficiency Education
One of our goals here is to help educate and promote knowledge about energy efficiency and share resources. As a non-profit, our ability to do so depends largely on the donations we receive. We need your support!
Improving energy efficiency is a cost effective way to address the high cost of energy prices, energy security and independence, air pollution and global climate change.
Utah Energy Conservation Coalition
112 South Mountain Way
Orem, UT 84058