Building or buying a new home is a major investment. Help your customers incorporate the best energy-saving technology into their homes with BuildSmart®, a higher standard in new home energy efficiency.
BuildSmart® is our energy-efficient new home certification program. Here's how it works:
As a certified BuildSmart® builder, you will receive:
BuildSmart® helps you find cost-effective solutions to exceed the minimum performance requirements of the Florida code. Consumer research* shows that:
BuildSmart®Certification is based on three criteria:
Overview of the BuildSmart® Process
Plan Review - Our energy experts review the plans of your most popular models and help identify a cost-effective path to making the homes BuildSmart®.
EPI E-Ratio Calculations - We will calculate the projected energy performance based on the BuildSmart® package(s) you plan to offer. We'll let you know how much your customers can expect to save in the years to come.
Inspection and Certification - We inspect every BuildSmart® home. Our inspectors examine air conditioning duct systems and verify that energy upgrades are in place. The home is certified as BuildSmart®, and a certificate is issued for presentation to the new home owners.