CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Pearl Certification announced that it has certified over 100,000 high-performing homes across 44 states.

"Homeowners want comfortable, efficient, high-performing homes," said Robin LeBaron, president and co-founder of Pearl Certification. "But until now, there has been no way for them to capture the value of energy efficiency and other high-performing improvements they make because these features are typically invisible at the time of sale. That's where Pearl Certification steps in." 

Every Pearl Certification captures the high-performing features of the home, including how efficient each asset is compared to the national or state average, as well as product highlights, such as the manufacturer, model number, and relevant ratings. Thanks to its partnership with the Appraisal Institute, Pearl Certification includes a Residential Green and Energy Efficient Addendum with every certification to help appraisers accurately value the home's high-performing features.

Homeowners can access their certification through Pearl's free Green Door app, as well as contact top contractors in the elite Pearl Network. Pearl also supports the national housing market by training real estate agents to effectively market a home's high-performing features and by partnering with public entities to build a market that rewards energy efficiency.

"We issued our first certification nearly six years ago to the day," said Cynthia Adams, Pearl Certification CEO and co-founder. "Pearl Certification continues to expand its products, services, and team to meet the growing demand of the high-performing homes market. The Inflation Reduction Act's High-Efficiency Electric Home Rebate and the Home Owner Managing Energy Savings (HOMES) Rebate will substantially increase demand for high-performing homes. We look forward to enabling even more homeowners to achieve their home improvement goals and to advancing the residential market."