Recognition and Awards

EPA highlights partners’ achievements in building, rating, sponsoring, and marketing ENERGY STAR certified new homes through its Partner Locator and national awards.

Partner Locator

The Partner Locator provides a complete list of all active ENERGY STAR partners who are building, verifying, and promoting certified homes. To remain active and on this Web-based list, partners must have at least one new home qualify as ENERGY STAR within an ongoing 12-month period.

EPA has set this minimum requirement to ensure that when consumers consult EPA’s resources, they will find partners who are actively building and selling ENERGY STAR certified new homes. In addition to listing active partners, EPA will provide a link from the Partner Locator to partners’ Web sites if they meet the eligibility requirements.

Additional Partner Locator Recognition

Builder 100% Commitment Option

EPA offers special recognition to builders that commit to building 100% of their homes to be ENERGY STAR certified. Eligible builders can make the 100% commitment by updating their partner information in their My ENERGY STAR Account (MESA). This commitment is denoted with a special 100% icon 100% and a priority listing on the ENERGY STAR Partner Locator.

Builders can track the number of ENERGY STAR certified homes reported to EPA by their Rater or Rating Provider by visiting MESA.

If you experience any problems enrolling or have any questions, please contact us at energystarhomes@energystar.gov.

National Awards

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Awards

Each year, EPA honors a group of businesses and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency achievements. Builders, developers, Providers, Raters, utilities, and sponsors that meet certain criteria are eligible to apply for this prestigious award.

  • Energy Efficiency Program Delivery: Residential New Construction: All active Homes Energy Efficiency Program Sponsor (EEPS) partners.
  • New Home Builder and Affordable Housing: All active and 100% Committed builder partners with at least 50 ENERGY STAR certified homes (market rate) or with at least 25 ENERGY STAR certified homes (affordable) in the previous calendar year.
  • New Home Rater/Provider: All active Rater partners with at least 100 ENERGY STAR certified homes in the previous calendar year.
  • Multifamily High Rise Developers: All active multifamily high rise developer partners with at least one of the following:
    • Submitted a Proposed Design Submittal or As-Built Submittal in the previous two calendar years;
    • Used ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager to benchmark at least one building in the previous calendar year that was certified through the ENERGY STAR MFHR program; and/or
    • Have a project pursuing ENERGY STAR certification through the NYSERDA Multifamily New Construction Program that had a design approved or was certified in the previous two calendar years.

Learn more about the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award.

ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Market Leader Awards

Each year, EPA recognizes builders, Providers, Raters, utilities, and sponsors that achieve specific levels of accomplishment with ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Market Leader Awards.

  • All Raters and 100% Committed builders that reach the threshold of 50 ENERGY STAR certified homes in the calendar year.
  • All Providers that reach the threshold of 100 ENERGY STAR certified homes in the calendar year.
  • All utilities, and sponsoring programs that reach the threshold of 50 ENERGY STAR certified homes in the calendar year.

View a list of current ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Market Leader Award recipients.