As ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Program partners, utility sponsors have access to numerous free resources to help them design and implement successful programs. General resources are also available at

Program Design and Implementation Resources:

General Partner Resources:

Archived Sponsor Resources

Version 3 Executive Summary for Utility Sponsors PDF (143KB)

Best Practices Guide PDF (683KB) and Checklist PDF (69KB). Provides in-depth best practices, case studies, and a summary checklist for utilities planning to implement an ENERGY STAR Homes program, focusing on program design, marketing, implementation, and evaluation.

TRCs and beyond PDF (708KB): How to Effectively Integrate ENERGY STAR Version 3 into your Program Design. This webinar, presented in September 2011, covered the value proposition and methods of integrating ENERGY STAR into utility program design, strategies for passing program cost effectiveness tests, and resources available to aid program sponsors in the transition to Version 3.

Quality Assurance Training PDF (301KB). On April 15, 2010 the ENERGY STAR for Homes team held a conference call with attendees of the 4th Annual Sponsor Meeting to continue to discuss integration of robust quality assurance into program implementation.

Interested in expanding your program to include mid and high rise multifamily buildings?

Learn more about the ENERGY STAR Multifamily High Rise Program