Our certifications and professional affiliations
ecobeco is a participating contractor with the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® program. The goal of Home Performance with ENERGY STAR is to help homeowners improve the efficiency and comfort of their homes using a comprehensive, whole-house approach, while helping to protect the environment. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) began to administer the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program in October 2011 and works in conjunction with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to support local sponsors. ecobeco works directly with local Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program sponsors to deliver comprehensive home retrofits in communities across Maryland. Learn more here.
BPI certification recognizes home performance contractors who commit to quality processes at the core of their operations. BPI certified contractors invest in strong internal quality control processes to constantly improve customer service, ensure high quality work from start to finish, and invest in systems that deliver customer focused results. The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) is the nation’s premier standards development and credentialing organization for residential energy auditing and upgrade work. Learn more here.
Healthy Homes Specialists have a deep understanding of the connection between health and housing. Administered by the National Environmental Health Association and developed in partnership with the National Center for Healthy Housing, this certification recognizes professionals who take a holistic approach to identifying and resolving problems that threaten the health and well-being of residents. Specialists obtain this certification after extensive training. Learn more here.
The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) is an organization of high-quality remodeling industry professionals. Its members are committed to integrity, high standards, professional education and market recognition. Learn more here.
Montgomery County, Maryland’s Green Business Certification Program is a voluntary recognition program designed to encourage businesses and other organizations to take steps that reduce their ecological footprint. By earning Green Business Certification, ecobeco becomes part of an innovative leadership movement to green our business operations and help transition to a sustainable future. Learn more here.
Pearl Certification was founded by former leaders of non-profit energy efficiency organizations who shared a mission: to provide U.S. homeowners with the tools they need to make their homes more comfortable, healthy, and energy efficient – and to increase the home’s value. Learn more here.
Efficiency First is a nonprofit trade association dedicated to retrofitting America’s homes, building the industry infrastructure to create jobs, and reducing energy consumption, carbon emissions, and our dependence on foreign oil. Efficiency First represents America’s home performance workforce, ranging from energy auditors and raters to contractors who are the front line of our climate battle, embodied in green-collar jobs from weatherization to HVAC. ecobeco is a founding member of Efficiency First and Efficiency First Maryland. Learn more here.
Ecobeco LLC is a Lead-Safe Certified Firm in the EPA Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Program. EPA’s Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule) requires that firms performing renovation, repair, and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities and pre-schools built before 1978 have their firm certified by EPA (or an EPA authorized state), use certified renovators who are trained by EPA-approved training providers and follow lead-safe work practices.