Florida Home Builders Association Sponsors New Certified Ratings Program

For Immediate Release:

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., June 5, 2017 — Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA) announces their sponsorship of a new Certified Rating Program; offering single family home builders access to secure independent energy ratings based on Florida’s Energy Code. “But we don’t stop with energy ratings,” says Rusty Payton, CEO/Chief Lobbyist of FHBA. “We’ve also partnered with Florida Water Star to combine Energy Rating and Water Star into a single cost-effective package for Program users.”

To service increasing demand for water efficiency and energy ratings in today’s market, FHBA selected Triconic, an independent administrator, to run the Program. Payton goes on to say, “Besides years of experience in the testing, inspection, and certification industry, Triconic brings to the Program world leaders like Intertek and UL (Underwriters Laboratories). Triconic, Intertek, and UL provide economies scale and national recognition, which gives the Program participants more choices and greater efficiencies for securing ratings.”

“Builders, their markets, and supply chains have long asked for reasonable, verified energy rating alternatives focused on their code needs but easily leveraged into rebate programs,” says Darrell Lehman, President and CEO of Triconic. “At Triconic, we focus on using existing abilities of certification Partners like Intertek, UL, Water Star, and existing Raters to quickly and efficiently give builders choices and access to certified ratings. We are proud to serve as the Program’s independent administrator,” says Darrell Lehman.

“Florida Water Star has achieved measured growth in its first 10 years, and we’re excited to continue the program’s expansion,” said St. Johns River Water Management District Executive Director Dr. Ann Shortelle. “Partnering with FHBA is a victory for water conservation as it brings the tools and training that help realize water savings to an even larger residential audience.”

FHBA will offer details on the program during their exhibit at the Building Officials Association of Florida (BOAF) Conference & Expo on June 12-13, 2017 at the Hilton Daytona Beach Resort/Ocean Walk Village in Daytona, Florida. For additional information on the Certified Ratings Program, go to www.fhba.com/certified-ratings, or email info@triconic.com.

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About FHBA
Established in 1949, FHBA is affiliated with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and Florida’s local/regional homebuilder associations. FHBA, along with its affiliates, work to create the best possible economic and regulatory environment for members to succeed. For more information, please visit www.fhba.com.

About the St. Johns River Water Management District & Florida Water Star SM
St. Johns River Water Management District staff are committed to ensuring the sustainable use and protection of water resources for the benefit of the people of the district and the state of Florida. The St. Johns River Water Management District is one of five districts in Florida managing groundwater and surface water supplies in the state. The district encompasses all or part of 18 northeast and east-central Florida counties. District headquarters are in Palatka, and staff also are available to serve the public at service centers in Maitland, Jacksonville and Palm Bay. Connect with us on Twitter at @SJRWMD, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. For more information about the district, please visit www.sjrwmd.com.

About Triconic
Triconic designs, builds and operates certification programs for certification program sponsors. Triconic’s team has decades of experience in the Testing Inspection Certification (TIC) industry and can adapt a program to any certification area. Triconic provides a user-friendly certification experience, complete with software based certification tools, so clients can obtain their certifications quickly and easily. To learn more, please visit www.triconic.com.

About Intertek
Intertek is a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide. Through our network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 42,000 people in more than 100 countries, the Group is re-defining the industry with our Total Quality Assurance proposition. We go beyond physical quality control to provide total peace of mind through our innovative and bespoke Assurance, Testing, Inspection and Certification solutions for our customers’ operations and supply chains. Intertek Total Quality Assurance expertise, delivered consistently, with precision, pace and passion, enabling our customers to power ahead safely. www.intertek.com

About UL
UL fosters safe living and working conditions for people everywhere through the application of science to solve safety, security and sustainability challenges. The UL Mark engenders trust enabling the safe adoption of innovative new products and technologies. Everyone at UL shares a passion to make the world a safer place. We test, inspect, audit, certify, validate, verify, advise and train and we support these efforts with software solutions for safety and sustainability. To learn more, please visit ul.com.

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For further information, please contact:
Allison Finley, Director of Marketing and Communications
Florida Home Builders Association
800.261.9447  |  850.766.1679
afinley@fhba.com