Southern Energy Management

Raleigh, North Carolina

Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence - New Homes Rater/Provider


Southern Energy Management, a home energy rating company, continued its commitment to ENERGY STAR® in 2021 by certifying more than 1,000 homes, recruiting new partners to join the program, and maintaining its support for multiple production builder partners. Key 2021 accomplishments include:

  • Recruiting five new builders to the program and transitioning current partners to commit to building 100% of their homes to meet ENERGY STAR program requirements.
  • Creating showroom displays and “silent sellers” to help builders showcase the features and benefits of ENERGY STAR certification.
  • Communicating best building practices through monthly newsletters, blog posts, and continuing education opportunities, keeping over 2,000 builders, contractors, and homeowners informed about the latest developments with ENERGY STAR.
  • Creating a dedicated quality assurance team to monitor home energy raters, provide timely feedback, and identify opportunities for one-on-one training to improve performance.
  • Providing on-demand access to ENERGY STAR marketing materials for builder clients through its “High-Performance Homes Resource Hub.”
  • Training field technicians and initiating a new pilot program to increase builders’ use of the new HVAC Grading Standard.
In 2020 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped Americans avoid more than $40 Billion in energy costs

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