Pro Energy Consultants Awards Home Building And Repair Expert Energy Auditing Franchise In Nashville

Monday, August 02, 2010

Pro Energy Consultant Franchise Owner Derek Pace recently opened his energy auditing business in Middle Tennessee. He says an energy audit should always be the first step in making a home or light commercial office building more energy efficient. Company's mission is to help home and business owners save money, energy and the environment by going green and reducing energy usage.

Derek Pace, an experienced home building and repair professional, was recently awarded a Pro Energy Consultants energy auditing franchise. He will help homeowners and owners of light commercial offices in the Middle Tennessee area reduce utility bills by solving the top three building performance problems: comfort, excessive energy usage and poor indoor air quality issues.

"Energy costs are a monthly expense that compound over time," said Derek Pace, a life-long Nashville resident. "Any cost reduction also reflects significant cumulative savings to home and light commercial office owners.

Pace has more than 10 years in home building and repair where he was involved in all aspects of design and construction of homes ranging from $200,000 to more than $2,000,000.

"No matter what the cost or age of the building or how well it was constructed, I saw first hand the need for improved energy efficiency to lower energy costs, thus potentially saving the owner thousands of dollars over time," added Pace.

Pro Energy Consultants is the nation's first energy auditing franchise. As an unbiased, third party, it's focused on diagnosing building performance issues for homes and light commercial buildings. The company, backed by more than 11,000 energy audits and 15 years' experience, also offers a guarantee. If, at the end of the test, customers don't feel they've received valuable information about their home or business office, then the energy audit is free. To successfully diagnose home performance issues, the company's energy auditors first undergo extensive training from its building performance and business experts, followed by eight weeks of continuing education training.

Pace's customers have found the energy audit beneficial.

"The most intriguing part of the audit was the infrared camera. I saw things that amazed me," said Nashville resident Nicholas Rubadeau who runs a dehumidifier every night to battle a high moisture content and large temperature variance between rooms. "Derek discovered things using the equipment that are not apparent to the naked eye.

Rubadeau said the most unexpected benefit of the energy audit was being provided with both large and small fixes to help her house regain an acceptable comfort level. The problems discovered included improper insulation and window caulking, as well as insufficient or missing insulation the attic and crawl space.

"I was provided with solutions to remedy the problems," added Rubadeau.

The energy audit starts with the homeowner explaining the specific home performance issues he or she has been experiencing. Next, an electronic blower door is installed in an exterior door. Once activated, the blower door pulls air into the home and allows Pace to in essence take an "X-ray" of the home by using infrared thermal imaging to identify all the hidden building leakage areas. The entire process takes approximately two to three hours.

"It really takes a comprehensive, diagnostic energy audit by a professional using sophisticated equipment to remove all the guesswork and pinpoint what's causing excessive energy usage and major comfort complaints," said Pace. "It can also save homeowners from making unnecessary costly repairs, such as replacing a furnace or installing new windows." A detailed report with prioritized recommendations for maximizing the energy efficiency and comfort of the home is delivered to the homeowner within days of the energy audit.

"It's great to have Derek as part of our team," said Pro Energy Consultants Managing Partner Derek Sola. "Homeowners are looking for affordable solutions for solving their comfort issues and reducing energy usage." According to Sola, his company has experienced considerable growth since being founded in 2008. He attributes this to the nation's increased focus on fiscal responsibility and energy conservation. For example, several states are beginning to subsidize and reward homeowners who make their homes more energy efficient. One state, Nevada, has passed legislation making energy audits mandatory in the near future. Many more states are considering similar legislation. In addition, many states will receive millions of dollars this year in stimulus grants for energy-efficient projects, including weatherization of homes.

For more information, call (615)720-7333 or 888-9PROENERGY (1-888-977-6363), or visit: # # # About Pro Energy Consultants Pro Energy Consultants' proven system for conducting energy audits is backed by more than 15 years' experience and more than 11,000 energy audits. The company's mission is to provide customized, comprehensive and diagnostic energy audits designed to maximize the comfort and energy efficiency of homes and "light" commercial buildings while reducing energy costs. This mission not only sets the worldwide standard for energy audits but also established Pro Energy as the world's leading expert on the subject. In October 2008 Pro Energy began awarding franchises � making it the first national franchise in energy auditing. Being the ideal "green franchise" opportunity, it has quickly grown to more than 60 franchises nationwide. The company started in Cleveland, Ohio. For more information, call 888.9PROENERGY (1-888-977-6363) or visit

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