Carl Seville is a consultant on sustainability to the building industry. His firm, SK Collaborative, provides certification for multifamily projects, new and rehab, throughout the eastern United States under the National Green Building Standard, LEED, EarthCraft, Enterprise Green Communities, and Energy Star programs. A HERS rater, he holds the LEED AP Homes and Green Rater designations. Learn more at www.skcollaborative.com.
Instead of trying to create a separate business or division focusing on home performance, perhaps remodelers should incorporate the principles into all their work. If there are incentive programs that help offset some costs, thatís a nice bonus, but home performance remodeling can provide long-term benefits for everyone involved.