Builder Benefits of becoming an Energy Star Partner
» Market Differentiation & Recognition
» Enhanced Customer Satisfaction
» Risk Reduction from Building an Energy Star Quality Assured Home
» Increased Revenue from Building a Premium Product
» Program Flexibility (Prescriptive or Performance Paths)
» EPA Marketing Resources Support at No Charge
» National Exposure on Energy Star Builder Registry at No Charge
How to become an Energy Star Partner
(Joining Energy Star is Free!)
º Understand Program Requirements
º Choose Certified Energy Raters, LLC as your registered Rater
º Choose an Energy Star credentialed HVAC contractor - *A Mandatory requirement.
º Complete an Energy Star Partnership Agreement - *A Mandatory requirement.
º Take Short OnLine Energy Star Orientation (20 minutes) - *Mandatory requirement
º Build Your First Energy Star Home
» Include CER Rater at Planning Stage of Build
» Follow CER'S Energy Star Prescription for the Build
» Contact CER Rater for Mandatory Pre-Drywall Inspection
» Contact CER Rater for Final Testing & Verification
º Complete Energy Star Checklists (*Checklist Requirements)
» Thermal Enclosure Rater Checklist - (Rater)
» HVAC System Quality Installation (Contractor) Checklist
* HVAC Contractor must use Manual J, S & D calculations
» HVAC System Quality Installation (Rater) Checklist
» Water Management System Builder Checklist (Builder)
º ENERGY STAR Homes, Version 3 (Rev. 07) Technical Guide
*This ES online reference tool helps you easily build to checklist requirements
Upon successful completion of Rater testing and checklist verification the home will have earned the Energy Star Certification, Label and will be placed on the national Energy Star registery.
***Revision 8 is here!!!! Click the link below for revised Energy Star Checklists & Instructions - This is an important revision that is making the Energy Star vs 3.0 & 3.1 simpler with less documentation!