GDS Associates – Home Energy Ratings of New England
Partner of the Year - New Homes Rater/Provider
GDS Associates is a home energy rating company receiving ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year recognition. GDS Associates certified nearly 1,000 new homes as ENERGY STAR in 2018, an increase of over 70 percent compared to 2017, bringing its all-time total to more than 9,000 homes certified. Key 2018 accomplishments include:
- Providing targeted training to New Hampshire real estate agents, code officials, and HVAC contractors to expand awareness of the ENERGY STAR Certified Homes program.
- Participating with New Hampshire's four investor owned utilities to develop a comprehensive plan to significantly increase participation in their ENERGY STAR-based efficiency program over the next three years.
- Helping to implement the local utility’s “Drive Toward ENERGY STAR Homes - Code Plus Initiative” program to expose builders and developers to the home energy rating process, putting them on the road to becoming new or returning ENERGY STAR builder partners.
- Leveraging familiarity with the ENERGY STAR Certified Homes program as a springboard to completing New Hampshire’s first affordable multifamily Passive House Institute US building and rating the top three homes in the state’s first ever Net Zero Challenge program.