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Energy Efficiency

Energy Star
Energy Star Awards
Energy Star is an international standard for energy efficient products and services in the U.S.
But you already knew that, didn’t you?
What you may not know, is that the Neil Kelly Company this week is honored as one of only four remodeling firms in the country to win the coveted Housing Innovation Award.
You’ll have to forgive us if we boast just a wee bit about this important Energy Star designation.  We’re just stoked that the rest of the country now knows something we’ve known all along:  That the Neil Kelly Home Performance squad is using cutting-edge technologies to bring comfort and energy efficiency to its clients!
Here’s how the big wigs put it:  “The Housing Innovation Awards recognize forward-thinking contractors and builders for delivering extraordinary energy efficiency while ensuring superior comfort, health, and durability in new and existing homes,” says Dr. David Danielson, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
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“It isn’t always glamorous work, but it’s necessary for you to stay warm.”

The Energy Star awards couldn’t come at a better time, seasonally speaking.  Now is the time of the year when folks start thinking about getting comfortable AND saving money during the frigid, wet winter season.  Our Home Performance folks are pretty darned good (and we have it on good authority) at coming into your home–identifying trouble spots–and sealing them up tight!  And here’s the neat part:  To get started the energy audit is completely free!


Not only are we winning national awards–which is nice–but we’re winning accolades from our clients as well.  “Over the last eight years, our Home Performance team has completed 436 residential energy retrofits,” states Chad Ruhoff, Vice President of Energy Services for Neil Kelly Company. “We love helping homeowners reduce their environmental impact and are proud that we have prevented an average of 2.7 tons of carbon, per home, per year, from entering the environment.”

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“Inside and outside, we’ll keep you warm and save you money.”

Home Performance with ENERGY STAR

Housing Innovation Awards were presented to Home Performance with ENERGY STAR participating contractors who excel in the following categories: Customer Relations, Industry Leadership, High Energy Savings and Sales & Marketing. The program’s participating contractors apply a whole-house approach to deliver significant home energy savings.

  • Neil Kelly Home Performance, Portland, Oregon –  Industry Leadership and Customer Relations
  • Green Energy Improvement, Chicago, Illinois – Customer Relations and Sales & Marketing
  • Isaac Home Energy Performance, Rochester, New York – Industry Leadership
  • Quality Insulation Installers, Milwaukee, Wisconsin – Industry Leadership and High Energy Savings.

About The Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

The Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) works with private industry, universities and national laboratories to accelerate the development and facilitate deployment of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies and market-based solutions that strengthen U.S. energy security, environmental quality, and economic vitality. Visit the Building Technologies Office website to learn more about broader efforts to help new and existing homes across the U.S. achieve cost-effective, energy-saving solutions. About Neil Kelly Company Neil Kelly Company, the largest residential design-build remodeling firm in the Northwest, helps homeowners care for all aspects of their homes. Services include custom homes, award-winning design-build remodeling, energy upgrades and home repairs big and small. Neil Kelly is proud to be a certified benefit company (B Corporation) and seeks to be a caring corporate citizen in everything that it does. With five Pacific Northwest locations in Portland, Lake Oswego, Eugene, Bend and Seattle, Neil Kelly is renowned for its innovative design and remodeling services, quality craftsmanship and sustainable building practices. Homeowners are invited to visit Neil Kelly design centers or attend free educational workshops. Visit