GDS Associates - Home Energy Ratings of New England
Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence
New Homes Rater/Provider
GDS Associates Home Energy Ratings of New England, a home energy rating company, certified more than 700 homes as ENERGY STAR in 2019, for a cumulative total surpassing 10,000 since 2005. Key 2019 accomplishments include:
- Engaging the New Hampshire building community through a series of energy-focused workshops that targeted better than code construction practices, specifically in support of ENERGY STAR.
- Training architectural and large general contracting firms to align their standard construction practices more closely with ENERGY STAR and utilizing the program as a code compliance method throughout Massachusetts.
- Providing HVAC design consultation, especially in rural areas where HVAC contractors are scarce, to help builders meet ENERGY STAR program requirements and shift toward better performing ductless systems.
- Helping to implement the NHSaves Drive to ENERGY STAR - Code Plus initiative 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.