ACCA and Pearl Certification Form Partnership to Help Contractors Market Their Investments in Quality

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 help endorse heating, ventilation, and air conditioning contractors (HVAC). This more effectively markets their investments in quality installation and high-performance systems to homeowners and home buyers.

ACCA’s corporate partner program enables HVAC 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 additional 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 improve the Pearl Certification, which increases their value to the homeowner."

“Pearl respects the crucial role that ACCA plays in supporting quality in the residential HVAC contracting industry,” said Robin LeBaron, Pearl president and COO. “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 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


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ACCA is a non-profit association serving more than 60,000 professionals and 4,000 businesses in the indoor environment and energy services community. Our member firms are the nation's most professional contracting businesses, serving residential and commercial customers in every state. With roots stretching back a century, ACCA was incorporated in its present form nearly 50 years ago. Today, ACCA sets the standards for quality comfort systems, provides leading-edge education for contractors and their employees, and fights for the interests of professional contractors throughout the nation. Learn more about ACCA here.