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 2021 and recruited over 30 new builder partners to the ENERGY STAR program across its Maine, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire service area. Key 2021 accomplishments include:

  • Adapting a project design specification to meet ENERGY STAR's Multifamily New Construction program requirements for a 380-unit, six-story development, a first for both GDS and the developer.
  • Developing fuel summary savings reports for model homes constructed by production builders that can be used when engaging potential buyers on the differences between minimum code-compliant homes and ENERGY STAR certified homes.
  • Conducting in-field training and post-inspection reviews of field data and rating documentation to promote continued improvement in home energy rating quality.
  • Utilizing advanced energy modeling practices to transition clients away from ducted fossil-fuel mechanical systems towards ductless mini-split heat pump technology.
  • Including homeowners during in-field inspections to explain the home performance advantages and robust third-party inspection protocols provided by ENERGY STAR certification.
In 2020 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped Americans avoid more than $40 Billion in energy costs

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