2011 ENERGY STAR Leadership in Housing Award

Congratulations! In recognition of your commitment to providing our nation’s homebuyers with ENERGY STAR qualified homes, Rinehart Real Estate Inspection Service has earned the 2011 ENERGY STAR Leadership in Housing Award. This award recognizes your organization’s work in promoting energy-efficient construction and helping to protect the environment through its partnership with ENERGY STAR.

Despite ongoing concerns in the housing market, both home builders and home buyers are continuing to invest in energy efficient homes. More than 126,000 new homes were constructed to meet ENERGY STAR guidelines in 2010, bringing the total number of ENERGY STAR qualified homes to nearly 1.2 million to date. In 2010, more than 20 percent of all single-family homes built nationally earned EPA’s ENERGY STAR label.