To qualify for partnership as a multifamily high rise developer, your company must be the primary party responsible for the design, financing and construction of multifamily mid and high rise projects. To apply, an ENERGY STAR MFHR Developer Partnership Agreement (90KB) must be submitted to EPA for approval.
The goal of this agreement is to clearly and consistently outline the terms and conditions for using the ENERGY STAR name and marks. As a partner in the program, your organization agrees to abide by the ENERGY STAR program identity guidelines to ensure proper use of the logo. Compliance with ENERGY STAR MFHR program requirements is also required for a developer to maintain partnership status.
Although not a requirement, the Developer Partner may engage one or more third party energy consultants to help facilitate the process for earning the ENERGY STAR. Energy consultants can play a crucial role by working closely with the developer throughout the construction process by helping recommend cost-effective energy-efficient measures and construction techniques. They can also develop energy models and conduct the required on–site diagnostic testing and inspections to document that the building is eligible to earn the ENERGY STAR label.
If the Developer Partner chooses to hire energy consultants, they should look for the following expertise (Note: The following list is not meant to be all-inclusive and the Developer Partner may choose to engage more than one energy consultant to meet program requirements):