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Howard is great at what he does and you can't go wrong with getting a home energy assessment conducted by him - especially given the current GA Power rebate. Howard was recommended by a colleague in the industry based on Howard's background and experience and I could not have been more pleased. Howard focuses his recommendations primarily on energy improvements with the biggest return on investment, which I really appreciated, and because he largely only conducts assessments, he is not biased by what work may ultimately be completed by a contractor. His assessment and report are extremely thorough and he even helps to evaluate offers from contractors to conduct the recommended work. I highly recommend Howard.
Home energy assessment
Area Decatur, GA
Cost $250 - $499
Date May 2015
Posted: 5/03/2016 • Link to this review
We have a large old house that we wanted to make more energy efficient. We hired Howard Katzman in July 2014 to do a energy assessment. His report was excellent; he had a very clear list of things we could improve, along with their priorities. He was also very responsive on follow up, and communicated with the contractors we eventually hired to do the work. One of the main reasons we chose him was that he is "independent" (he does the assessments, but not the work). But he also made good recommendations for contractors, which worked out well.
Posted: 9/07/2015 • Link to this review
We had Howard do an energy audit on our built-in-1968 expanded ranch house. He helped us find several ways to reduce our gas and electric bills, and made a solid set of recommendations to help us decide which fixes to pursue first. He's also been very helpful in finding contractors, and in general he's helped us to understand the how's and why's of the testing and suggested work. I strongly recommend you ask him to do an energy audit on your house too.
Posted: 8/10/2015 • Link to this review
My wife and I used Howard's services during a renovation where we made our attic a living space. Not only was it a valuable service to optimize the efficiency of our home, but the rebate made it more than worth the cost.
Posted: 7/29/2015 • Link to this review
Mr. Katzman is extremely professional, and helped me find ways to cut my energy bill by as much as 25%. He explained everything in a clear and understandable way, and prioritized the things I should consider doing based on the lowest cost methods to create the greatest savings. Easiest "5 Stars" I've ever given.
Posted: 10/17/2014 • Link to this review
Howard Katzman assessed my house and advised what rebates I could qualify for. He went above and beyond in making sure I understood his report and my options. Based on his information I moved forward with the Whole Home Improvement option and am now expecting a significant rebate check from GA Power. Money very well spent. My energy bills are lower already and my house is more comfortable. I gladly give him 5 out of 5 stars.
Posted: 9/12/2014 • Link to this review
We had a recent home energy audit performed by Howard Katzman of Green Choice Consulting and consider this some of the best money we could have spent on our new (old) home. Howard has the heart of a teacher and took time to explain his process and some of the science behind what he does. He even offered suggestions on small items that any homeowner can do for energy savings. Best of all, his final report ranks the improvements for best return on investment! Howard is the example for great service and professional advice!
Posted: 5/22/2014 • Link to this review
In an effort to minimize our energy expenses while maintaining a comfortable home I found Howard Katzman Building Performance Consulting. Howard provided a very detail analysis of our home insulation, air quality, safety, and overall efficiency. Howard was able to reveal several areas where we were loosing energy that I had previously overlooked. I now have a to-do list that I am working down and expect complete soon. I would highly recommend Howard Katsman and this process!
Posted: 4/16/2014 • Link to this review
I used Howard Katzman to conduct a home energy audit. He was timely, thorough, and answered all of my questions. We were originally going to get 2 new HVAC systems, but after working closely with Howard and using his results and recommendations, we only had to get one new HVAC and spent our limited resources on insulation and other home improvements to save on energy costs. He also took care of all of the paperwork to process our GA Power credit. He was great to work with and I highly recommend him.
Posted: 3/29/2014 • Link to this review
Howard performed a comprehensive energy assessment of my condominium, and presented a detailed written report of specific findings and recommendations. His work was fully professional in all respects. His recommendations will surely save me money on energy bills in the future. I could not have been more pleased with Howard's work.
Posted: 3/17/2014 • Link to this review
My home renovation company has recently been required to totally air-seal and infuse energy cost efficiency into our product due too Earth Craft procedures that are being mandated by the federal and state government. Once selecting Green Choice Consulting,LLC as our home energy representative, it was obvious we made the correct decision. The dedication, professionalism and knowledge of the product was truly amazing, my co-workers and I have learned so much from Mr. Katzman about the importance of energy savings as well as cost savings to the homeowner.
Posted: 6/23/2013 • Link to this review
I've known Howard Katzman since his days with Southface Energy Institute. If you're looking for an expert in home energy issues, this is your guy. Based on his audit of our pre-renovation home, we were able to make sensible choices to improve our house's comfort and efficiency during the renovation. So far, our bills are down about 1/3 over pre-renovation. He helped us sort through changes that would pay back and those that wouldn't as well as those that might not actually provide a great financial return on investment but would make our lives easier or more comfortable. With Howard's support, we put together a renovation package that we are really proud of. Can't recommend him enough!
Posted: 6/19/2013 • Link to this review
As a contractor I have seen first hand the care and thought that GreenChoice puts into all of his clients. His recommendations are focused not only on saving energy costs, but primarily on improving the comfort and performance of your home. All in all I cannot say enough about the level of expertise from GreenChoice.
Posted: 6/19/2013 • Link to this review
I have worked with Greenchoice for over three years and found their level of professionalism and expertise unmatched in the industry. I highly recommend Greenchoice for your next renovation, new build or energy improvement project.
Posted: 4/17/2013 • Last edited: 5/29/2013 • Link to this review