Join ENERGY STAR as a Residential New Construction Partner

To apply:

Becoming an ENERGY STAR partner is easy. Simply fill out an ENERGY STAR Partnership Agreement by following the appropriate link below. There is no cost to partner with ENERGY STAR or use ENERGY STAR promotional materials.

Training Requirements for Builder and Rater Partners:

Builder and Rater partners are required to complete mandatory training. For more information about the training requirements, visit ENERGY STAR for Homes Version 2.5 and 3 Guidelines.

Online Partnership Agreements for:

  • Builders
    Companies or individuals that plan to construct one or more new ENERGY STAR certified home for either sale or personal use. This category includes Modular Home Builders, Multifamily Low Rise Builders, Community Developers, Affordable Housing Builders, and Manufactured Home Plants/Retailers/Installers.
  • Multifamily High Rise Developers
    Companies or individuals that plan to construct new ENERGY STAR certified multifamily high rise buildings.
  • Home Energy Raters
    Professionals who analyze energy-efficient home plans and provide on-site verification for homes to earn the ENERGY STAR.
  • Architect/Home Plan Designers
    Individuals or organizations that design residential new construction plans. The plans must be qualified by a HERS Rater to earn the ENERGY STAR designation. The constructed house, if built to plan, will earn an ENERGY STAR label.
  • Utilities and Other Sponsoring Programs
    Utilities; national, regional, state, or local government entities; or other organizations (such as home builders associations and green building programs) that promote or intend to promote ENERGY STAR certified homes.

Partnership Agreement for:

  • Lenders PDF (63KB)
    Institutions or individuals who loan borrowers money for the purchase of residential structures through the use and promotion of Energy Efficient Mortgages (EEM).

ENERGY STAR builder partners may also take advantage of:

100% Commitment Option

EPA offers special recognition to builders who commit to building 100% of their homes as ENERGY STAR. This commitment will be denoted with a special 100% icon on the ENERGY STAR Partner Locator once a builder has demonstrated progress toward fulfilling that commitment through the number of certified homes reported to EPA. Builders can track the number of homes they have built by visiting their My ENERGY STAR Account (MESA) at www.energystar.gov/MESA.

EPA’s Indoor airPLUS Program

EPA has launched a program to recognize homes equipped with a comprehensive set of indoor air quality measures. The Indoor airPLUS Program is a great way for builders to differentiate themselves in the market by adding a value proposition of a healthier indoor environment on top of improved comfort and energy savings. Indoor airPLUS is well-aligned with the ENERGY STAR Certified Homes program, and the verification can be performed by a Home Energy Rater in conjunction with the standard ENERGY STAR inspections. To learn more about the Construction Specifications and about becoming an Indoor airPLUS Partner, visit the Indoor airPLUS website.

ENERGY STAR Advanced Lighting Package (ALP) Option

Builders can commit to offering an ENERGY STAR Advanced Lighting Package to their customers, which further reduces energy use in the home. Builders will receive special recognition on the ENERGY STAR website for doing so. To learn more, refer to the ALP program requirements.