Why Use an ENERGYSMART Contractor or Builder?

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Contractors and builders come in all shapes and sizes, with varying degrees of experience and expertise. You may choose to hire a contractor based on price, experience, personality, personal recommendation, and so on. But when it comes to energy efficient installations, retrofits and building, you need a professional who has the knowledge and training to do the job safely and effectively.

Trained Professionals

RESNET Qualified ENERGYSMART Contractors and Builders are experts in their individual trades and have additional training in safe energy efficient practices. When errors such as improper venting can mean illness and even death for your family, you want to know that you're working with a trained professional who knows the risks - and how to prevent them. ENERGYSMART contractors receive continuing education on an annual basis to stay on top of the latest developments in energy efficiency and safety.


While ordinary contractors are focused on their specific trade, RESNET Qualified ENERGYSMART Contractors and Builders think of the house as a set of interconnected systems. They understand how a change in one system can affect another, and they know how to avoid such mishaps.

Save Money

A more effective job done by a professional who is specially trained in energy efficiency will save more energy, saving you money on your energy bills each month. The most energy efficient windows will still leak air if they're installed incorrectly.

Complaint Resolution Process

RESNET has developed a complaint resolution process for consumers who beliieve that their contractor or builder has acted outside the RESNET Code of Ethics. When you work with a RESNET member, you have the confidence that RESNET is standing behind you.