D.R. Wastchak, LLC

Tempe, Arizona

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Home Energy Rater

D.R. Wastchak, LLC

D.R. Wastchak, LLC (DRW) is an energy-efficient homes consulting firm and provides home energy rating services to new home builders. DRW is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for its longstanding commitment to verifying ENERGY STAR certified homes. Key accomplishments in 2011 include:


         Verifying 1,400 ENERGY STAR certified homes, representing an increase of approximately 10 percent from 2010 and bringing the total number certified by DRW since 1999 to 53,000.

         Helping builders and their subcontractors to understand and embrace ENERGY STAR Version 3. One hundred percent of the companys builder clients have committed to building ENERGY STAR certified homes to the new specifications.

         Providing continuous expertise and leadership in representing Phoenix-area new homes stakeholders while presenting feedback and discussions with the ENERGY STAR New Homes program on Version 3 specifications.

         Developing an ENERGY STAR Version 3 Sales Book for use by builders' sales agents to educate consumers about the features and benefits of ENERGY STAR certified homes.

         Customizing ENERGY STAR resources and tools for builders and subcontractors to streamline the verification process.

         Easing the transition to ENERGY STAR Version 3 by supporting a new RESNET accredited rater training course on Version 3 and an improved software infrastructure for the Version 3 checklists.

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