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.
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.
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 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.
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.