Arlington, VA (June 5, 2020) – The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) announces that Pearl Certification, a national firm that provides third-party certification of high-performing homes has joined ACCA’s corporate partner program. Pearl’s extensive relationships with real estate professionals will help qualified HVAC contractors more effectively market their investments in quality installation and high-performance systems to homeowners and home buyers.

ACCA’s corporate partner program enables HVACR industry suppliers and manufacturers to demonstrate an extraordinary commitment to ACCA members and the contracting industry through year-round support of the association’s activities. The corporate partner program also provides manufacturers and suppliers with increased access to ACCA’s nationwide network of contractors through tailored communications and marketing campaigns throughout the year. 

“We welcome Pearl Certification’s commitment to contractors by supporting ACCA,” said Barton James, ACCA president and CEO. “ACCA members invest in training their teams to achieve the highest standards of contracting excellence, but those investments aren’t always apparent to potential customers. Pearl has cracked the code of translating quality work and value-added services into tangible value for homeowners. I encourage contractors to learn more about how Pearl can help them stand out from the crowd and to thank them for supporting ACCA through ACCA’s Corporate Partner Program.”

“Pearl Certification has even more value for contractors that have invested in Quality Assured contractor accreditation,” said Wes Davis, ACCA Director of Technical Services. “The ENERGY STAR Verified HVAC Installation (ESVI) certificates issued by QA contractors have even more marketing value when presented to the homeowner as part of the Pearl Certification package.”

“Pearl respects the crucial role that ACCA plays in supporting quality in the residential HVAC contracting industry,” said Pearl president and COO Robin LeBaron. “Pearl builds on ACCA’s accomplishments by making the high-quality work and equipment that ACCA promotes more visible and more valuable to homeowners. Working together, Pearl and ACCA will provide new ways for the best HVAC contractors in the U.S. to grow and prosper, in good times and bad.”


For more information about ACCA, please contact Deb Weiner, manager of communications and strategic partnerships at or by phone at 703.824.8862.

For more information about Pearl Certification, please contact Lindsay Bachman, communications director at or by phone at 412.443.2996.

About ACCA

The Air Conditioning Contractors of America is the nation’s premier trade association for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration contractors. ACCA’s member companies provide quality service in heating, air conditioning, refrigeration, building and home performance, solar, hydronics, and plumbing. ACCA has created the nationally recognized and industry-endorsed standards needed to ensure HVACR systems are properly installed and maintained. Learn more at

About Pearl Certification

Pearl Certification is a national firm that qualifies an elite network of professionals and certifies high-performing homes — homes with efficient heating and cooling equipment, solar, smart home devices, resilient features, and much more. Pearl’s Certification Reports drive demand for these features by making them visible at time of sale — enabling home sellers to capture the value of their investments and buyers to find the homes they want. Learn more at