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Certification Programs

Brand your homes with a nationally recognized certification.

High Performance Certification Made Easy

SEM provides consultations, inspections, testing and 3rd party verification to a suite of certification programs for homes, including but not limited to Energy Star, Indoor Air Plus, ecoSelect, LEED, NGBS, Passive House, and DOE Zero Energy Ready Home. Let us help you find the program that is right for you!


HERS Ratings

The HERS or Home Energy Rating System is the nationally recognized system for inspecting, testing and calculating a home’s energy performance. Certified RESNET Home Energy Raters conduct inspections to verify a home’s energy efficiency and recommend improvements that can be made to increase it. A home built to code standard ranks in at 100. The lower a home ranks, the more energy efficient it is!

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ecoSelect Certification

We are proud to say that with nearly 20 years of building science experience, Southern Energy Management is the founder of ecoSelect. This program features straightforward standards proven to increase energy efficiency by focusing on components such as quality assurance, high performance building envelope, programmable thermostats, energy efficient lighting, high efficiency HVAC, reduced water usage, and advanced air sealing.
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ENERGY STAR certification reduces energy bills and improves comfort, all while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. ENERGY STAR certified new homes are built so all energy efficiency systems and features lead to optimal home performance. Value-adding energy efficiency features and a combination of materials and equipment deliver better performance and an overall superior level of quality.


The National Green Building Standard, developed by Home Innovation Research Labs, is a six part certification program designed to ensure healthier homes with healthier occupants. NGBS focuses on improving site design, resource efficiency, water efficiency, energy efficiency, indoor environmental air quality, and building operation and maintenance. This ensures homes are third-party verified to be healthier, cost less to operate, and promote a sustainable lifestyle.



Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is changing the way we think about how buildings & communities are planned, constructed, maintained and operated. LEED is the most widely used third-party verification for green buildings, with around 2.2 million square feet being certified daily.

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DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Program

The Zero Energy Ready Home Program is a new level of home performance. Through the seven components, the Department of Energy is able to evaluate homes to be comfortable, energy efficient, and performance ready.


Passive House (PHIUS)

Passive House is a rigorous standard for energy efficiency in a building, results in ultra-low energy buildings that require very little energy for space heating or cooling.

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