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Pando Alliance provides comprehensive consulting and green rating services in support of LEED for Homes and LEED for Homes Midrise projects.
Unlike other LEED rating systems, Homes requires in-unit inspections and testing to confirm that the project’s design has been fully implemented. This careful attention to each resident’s living space enhances occupant comfort and improves building durability.
LEED for Homes Midrise projects no longer have a height limit, so any residential building is eligible to pursue this residentially-oriented rating system.
A green home begins with ENERGY STAR® blue. Pando Alliance is proud to provide rating services to certify new homes and apartment buildings for the ENERGY STAR label in compliance with strict requirements set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Every ENERGY STAR certified unit starts with an efficient building envelope and includes efficient lighting, appliances, and equipment, as well as a fresh air ventilation system for improved indoor air quality. Units are field verified throughout construction to ensure quality performance.
Pando Alliance works with ENERGY STAR Certified Homes and ENERGY STAR Multifamily High Rise. Pando is heavily engaged in the development process of the new multifamily certification program, expected to be released in 2019.
The National Green Building Standard (NGBS) is approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). This program offers paths for both new construction and renovation projects.
The NGBS program is administered by Home Innovation Research Labs, an independent, third-party research and testing agency formerly known as the NAHB Research Center.
With thousands of units certified to date, Pando Alliance works extensively with the NGBS program. Most of our staff holds the NGBS Green Verifier credential and we are proud to have a Master Verifier, one of only a handful nationwide.
Every DOE Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) begins with solid building science specified by EPA’s ENERGY STAR Certified Homes, and then adds advanced technologies and practices from DOE’s world class research program, Building America.
Compared to a typical home, an ultra-efficient Zero Energy Ready Home is inexpensive to operate. In fact, ZERH homes are so energy efficient, a small solar electric system can easily offset most, or all, of its annual energy consumption.
Projects pursuing ZERH are inspected and rated by our certified HERS Raters in conjunction with ENERGY STAR Certified Homes inspections.
Shorthand for the Passive House Institute US, this advanced building standard bears no resemblance to the over-glazed passive solar homes of the ’70s.
PHIUS+ is the most forward-thinking building energy standard in the world, offering the best path to net zero and net positive energy buildings by minimizing the load that renewables would be required to provide. A successful certification requires meticulous attention to design and construction details.
Pando Alliance has two certified PHIUS+ Raters on staff, experienced with both single and multifamily projects.
Enterprise Green Communities offers certification paths for new construction, substantial rehab, and moderate rehab projects.
With a unique emphasis on resident health and emergency preparedness, Green Communities is tailored to meet the specific needs and interests of affordable housing projects of all types.
As a Green Communities Technical Assistance Provider since 2011, Pando Alliance has managed the certification of all types of Green Communities projects. We provide comprehensive project administration services paired with energy consulting and rating services for a cost effective and streamlined certification experience.
Clean air is good for everyone’s health, but it can be especially important for sensitive populations such as children, seniors, and pets. Indoor airPLUS (IAP) builds on the foundation of ENERGY STAR Certified Homes, providing additional construction specifications that minimize exposure to airborne pollutants and contaminants.
IAP compliance is a prerequisite program for DOE’s Zero Energy Ready Home, as well as PHIUS+. LEED for Homes offers points for IAP-certified projects.
Additional technical consulting and diagnostic services are targeted to meet the specific needs of multifamily housing projects.Contact Us Now
We manage certifications for both affordable and market-rate multifamily projects throughout Maryland, DC, Delaware, Northern Virginia, and Southern Pennsylvania.
Pando Alliance is certified as a WBE/MBE/DBE/SBE in Maryland, Baltimore City, and Prince George’s County.
“Pando Alliance has been an excellent development partner, providing practical design and construction advice to achieve our desired level of energy efficiency. They work well with the onsite construction team, providing ongoing guidance and education to ensure the project meets its testing goals. Staff is extremely knowledgeable, always professional, and a true partner throughout the development process. We can't recommend them enough.”
“Pando Alliance has not only served as an effective energy consultant for several high-profile development projects, but they have become a trusted partner by proactively sharing industry insight and expertise that has benefited our existing portfolio. We look forward to working with Pando in the future.”
“Working alongside Pando Alliance on many projects has been a true pleasure. Their knowledge and expertise in the areas of energy efficiency and green building are a step above most and has proven to be an asset to the entire team. Their work is always very informed, timely, and extraordinarily helpful to the project. Their above and beyond service has proven to be a benefit to the owners, residents, and the development team alike. I truly enjoy working with Pando.”