Recognition and Awards

EPA highlights partners’ achievements in building, rating, sponsoring, and marketing ENERGY STAR certified new homes through its Partner Locator and national awards.

Partner Locator

The Partner Locator provides a complete list of all active ENERGY STAR partners who are building, verifying, and promoting certified homes. To remain active and on this Web-based list, partners must have at least one new home qualify as ENERGY STAR within an ongoing 12-month period.

EPA has set this minimum requirement to ensure that when consumers consult EPA’s resources, they will find partners who are actively building and selling ENERGY STAR certified new homes. In addition to listing active partners, EPA will provide a link from the Partner Locator to partners’ Web sites if they meet the eligibility requirements.

Additional Partner Locator Recognition

Builder 100% Commitment Option

EPA offers special recognition to builders who commit to building 100% of their homes as ENERGY STAR. This commitment is denoted with a special 100% icon 100% on the Partner Locator when EPA records indicate that your organization has met the qualifying criteria. Your organization will also have access to the 100% Commitment Mark for promotional use.

  • New builder partners wishing to make this commitment can simply initial the 100% commitment option located in the ENERGY STAR for Homes Partnership Agreement.
  • Existing builder partners can make the 100% commitment by updating their partner information in MESA.

ENERGY STAR Advanced Lighting Package (ALP) Option

EPA also offers special recognition to builders who commit to offering an ENERGY STAR Advanced Lighting Package to their homebuyers. This commitment is denoted with a special ALP icon ALP Icon on the ENERGY STAR partner locator. For details, see the ALP program requirements.

National Awards

ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Market Leader Awards

Each year, EPA recognizes builders, Providers, Raters, utilities, and sponsors that achieve specific levels of accomplishment with ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Market Leader Awards (formerly Leadership in Housing).

  • All builders and Raters that reach the threshold of 50 ENERGY STAR certified homes in the calendar year.
  • All Providers, utilities, and sponsoring programs that reach the threshold of 300 ENERGY STAR certified homes in the calendar year.

View a list of current ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Market Leader Award recipients.

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Awards

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year AwardENERGY STAR’s Partner of the Year Awards recognize partners’ special achievements in transforming their markets to ENERGY STAR. EPA presents these awards at the annual ENERGY STAR Awards banquet and reception in Washington D.C.

Learn more about the Partner of the Year Awards.

View profiles of past ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award winners.