Kellam Mechanical Heating, Air Conditioning and Electrical, owned by Scott Kellam has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR certification, which  signifies that the building performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meets strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA.

“Kellam Mechanical is pleased to accept EPA’s ENERGY STAR certification in recognition of our energy efficiency efforts,” said Scott Kellam, President. “Through this achievement, we have demonstrated our commitment to positive environmental efforts while also lowering our energy costs. I am proud to share that Kellam Mechanical is the 1st and only heating and air conditioning residential contractor in the state of Virginia to achieve this accreditation. We not only promote green products and practices, we live it every day.”

Commercial buildings that earn EPA’s ENERGY STAR certification use an average of 35 percent less energy than typical buildings and also release 35 percent less carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.  Scott Kellam constructed Kellam Mechanical’s office/warehouse in 2007 with energy efficiency at the forefront.

To earn the ENERGY STAR, Kellam Mechanical took the following actions:

·              Installed a highly efficient Geothermal system that does not use fossil fuels nor emit combustible gasses into our environment

·               Installed highly effective insulation systems

·               Installed energy efficient lighting

EPA’s ENERGY STAR energy performance scale helps organizations assess how efficiently their buildings use energy relative to similar buildings nationwide. A building that scores a 75 or higher on EPA’s 1-100 scale may be eligible for ENERGY STAR certification and Kellam Mechanical scored an impressive 89%. Commercial buildings that can earn the ENERGY STAR include offices, bank branches, data centers, financial centers, retail stores, courthouses, hospitals, hotels, K-12 schools, medical offices, supermarkets, dormitories, houses of worship, and warehouses.  

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