ENERGY STAR®, a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy, has confirmed Bonin Architects & Associates, PLLC as a valuable Architect / Home Plan Designer Partner.
Bonin Architects & Associates, an architectural firm focusing on sustainable design for residential and light commercial structures, has joined ENERGY STAR to meet consumer demand for more environmentally friendly choices. Recognized by more than 60% of US consumers nationwide, ENERGY STAR works with over 12,000 public and private sector organizations that ensure energy efficient products and practices help to reduce high energy bills, improve comfort and help to protect the environment.
Saving consumers money on their electricity and protecting the environment has created the need for ENERGY STAR recognition, and Bonin Architects is proud to be able to recommend energy efficient products to their clients. Bonin Architects is dedicated to educating consumers on renewable energy systems such as solar energy, geothermal, and wind power, as well as energy efficient choices for lighting, appliances, and technology.
ENERGY STAR, a joint program of the U.S. EPA and Department of Energy, helps protect the environment through business partners. Products, homes, and buildings that earn the ENERGY STAR prevent greenhouse gas emissions by meeting strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy.
"We’re pleased to be able to offer home plans to our clients that are designed to earn the ENERGY STAR label," said green architect Jeremy Bonin AIA NCARB LEED AP. "Each plan is independently reviewed and verified to meet ENERGY STAR’s standards for energy-saving features and construction practices that will result in a home that will enjoy significant energy savings.”
All ENERGY STAR house plans include energy-efficient details and specifications for features such as tight construction and duct systems, properly-installed insulation, high performance windows, efficient heating and cooling equipment, and ENERGY STAR qualified lighting and appliances to reduce energy costs by 20 to 30 percent. After the home is built, an independent ENERGY STAR Rater calculates and tests the energy efficiency of the home and submits the results to ENERGY STAR for approval.
About Bonin Architects & Associates, PLLC
Bonin Architects & Associates (boninarchitects.com), led by Kimberly Bonin and Jeremy Bonin AIA NCARB LEED AP, is a national architectural firm licensed in NH, ME, VT MA, PA, RI, and NY. Green Architect Jeremy Bonin AIA NCARB LEED AP heads every project, creating innovative, energy efficient home designs of green homes with a specialty in SIP panels, energy efficient conventionally-built homes, post and beam and timber frame design while incorporating recycled and energy efficient building materials and renewable energy systems. Project Management services include working with clients to determine budget requirements, material choices and product specifications for quotes, providing an apples-to-apples manufacturer bid comparison to clearly explain material and cost differences, and working with the contractor throughout the construction process.
About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices. With the help of ENERGY STAR, Americans saved enough energy in 2007 alone to avoid greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those from 27 million cars — all while saving $16 billion on their utility bills.