GDS Associates - Home Energy Ratings of New England

Marietta, Georgia

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 1,300 homes as ENERGY STAR in 2020, a 25 percent increase from the prior year. Key 2020 accomplishments include:

  • Presenting virtual workshops on the benefits of building beyond code to ENERGY STAR program requirements for New Hampshire building industry stakeholders.
  • Conducting virtual energy design charettes with first-time development teams seeking ENERGY STAR certification to ensure compliance while maximizing cost-effective approaches to meeting program requirements.
  • Working closely with the utility sponsors of the NHSaves ENERGY STAR program to capture a larger percentage of new construction projects throughout the state and support aggressive savings targets for their next three-year energy efficiency plan.
  • Expanding participation in the NHSaves “Drive to ENERGY STAR - Code Plus” initiative that exposes builders to the energy rating process and creates a path toward ENERGY STAR partnership.
  • Conducting quality assurance “ride alongs” with staff members on a variety of construction types to ensure consistency across all styles of projects.
In 2020 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped Americans avoid more than $40 Billion in energy costs

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