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Paltrin - Design, Build, Renovate

The Ultimate Built-in… Eco-friendly Design Solutions. 

What is an Energy Efficient/Green House?

EnergyStar Certification

An EnergyStar Certified new home delivers energy saving up to 30% higher than a typical new home. That means a new home that has earned the EnergyStar label has undergone a process of inspections, testing and verification to meet strict requirements set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), delivering better quality, better comfort, and better durability than standard construction homes. 

Energy Star

• $300 average annual savings

• Reduce Greenhouse gases by 3700lb./yr.

• Equal to greenhouse gas emissions absorbed by planting 43 trees. 

Minnesota's Green Path Certification

If you want to go green, look first to our energy testing and green certification program for new and remodeled homes, Minnesota’s Green Path. This green program provides each home owner with a Home Performance Report (HPR) detailing the energy savings features included in their home, plus a graphic representation of exactly where the home is located on the “green path” continuum. 

At the core of MN Green Path is the Home Energy Rating System Index or HERS Index. This easy-to-understand number helps you compare the expected energy use between homes. 

Green Path Certified

The Home Energy Ratings System (HERS) Index is the INDUSTRY STANDARD by which a home’s energy efficiency is measured. It’s also the NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED system for inspecting and calculating a home’s energy performance. 

HERS Index

Paltrin's Focus

We believe we have a moral and professional responsibility to educate ourselves and our customers to the benefit of programs such as these, and to implement these programs and materials whenever possible. We are particularly driven by the idea of this sort of fiscal and social responsibility so much so that we are making this a primary tenant of our mission. While every project we undertake is unique; it is that very opportunity that we have, to find new and innovative ways that we can bring these practices and others into play. Please take some time and view a few of the other areas that we are exploring under our CAPABILITIES header. We are adding new and exciting topics and are always looking for ways to incorporate them in our projects. 

*Stated number is a rating as assigned by a certified ratings service. The final rating number is assigned after final assessments are finished and the example above is purely for demonstration purposes and not specific to any property featured on this site.