PEG: September 2016 Featured Member

PEG_LargeEstablished in 1998, PEG is a Woman-owned multi-disciplinary engineering, environmental and energy consulting firm that is experienced in working with Residential Construction, Local and Federal Government Agencies, Non-Profit Industries, Private Corporations and Individuals.

Headquartered in Fairfax, VA, PEG has a proven track record of success through an understanding and long standing commitment to environmental quality; the natural environment, the built environment, building standards, codes and best practices, building performance standards and understanding of human interaction with their surroundings as it relates to their use of material, energy, and water resources.

The PEG Headquarters staff consists of engineering, energy efficiency, and management professionals that manage hundreds of technical field representatives in more than 28 States. PEG has staff accredited by the USGBC, NEBB, ICC, RESNET, NAHB, AIHA, AEE and BPI. PEG is both a National Provider and Authorized Education Delivery Partner for RESNET and the USGBC.

One specific area of expertise at PEG’s disposal is residential energy efficiency and above code design & development. PEG manages multi-state residential energy efficient and green building construction programs for many production home builders, custom home builders, non-profit housing organizations, utility companies and utility providers. As the housing market endeavors to adapt to the current economic climate, there are challenges to overcome relative to changing codes, cost of construction, competition with other new home builders as well as with existing housing stock.

PEG released a white paper in June 2016 about the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) 2016 Multifamily Accelerated Processing Guidelines and the the Federal Register Notice detailing significantly reduced premium rates on mortgage insurance, termed “MIP Reductions.” PEG found that “HUD has created a far reaching incentive to adopt green standards and energy efficiency in the residential construction industry. Not relegated to affordable housing, multifamily projects committed to energy efficiency have the opportunity to reduce their Mortgage Insurance Premiums to a locked .25% over the life of the mortgage.”

Read their white paper here.