The Certified High Performance (CHiP) Home Program was formed in 2012 by the High Perfomance Building Council (HPBC) of the Building Industry Association of Central SC. The program was based on the National Green Building Standard(TM) and offered at a certification rate that was highly-competitive with other, similar programs.
Because of these two factors, low fees and a robust program, the CHiP Home Program was attractive to local home builders. Sovereign Homes and Essex Homes, SE began certifying all of their Columbia-area homes in the program, and a few years later Great Southern Homes began certifying all of their homes to the CHiP Program. These companies and a few custom builders helped bring the program to where it is now… an amazing 3000 certified homes in just over four years.
We’re very happy about this achievement and wish to thank our builder partners and invite all local builders to consider joining the CHiP Home Program today. 2017 is already looking to be a great year, and we hope to reach our 5000th home this year.