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Utilizing the ENERGY STAR Sales Training Toolkit (PDF, 2.5 MB) (4/2/19)
In late 2018, we released the updated ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Sales Training Toolkit. This resource is designed to help your sales team better engage homeowners on the distinct features and benefits of ENERGY STAR, and ultimately sell more homes. Watch this webinar to learn how to effectively utilize this resource with your sales team, identify how to craft unique value propositions that resonate with prospective home buyers, and learn about newly added fact sheets and customizable resources. By the end, you’ll have the necessary tools and materials to implement an engaging in-person sales training during your next sales meeting.
Now Available: ENERGY STAR Multifamily New Construction Program (PDF, 1.1 MB) (2/12/19)
To better serve the multifamily sector, EPA developed the ENERGY STAR Multifamily New Construction (MFNC) program, which serves all multifamily buildings. This webinar provides an overview of the MFNC program requirements & certification process, building eligibility, important transition dates, key changes from the current Certified Homes & MFHR requirements, and how to find related information on the website.
ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Revision 09 for Partners (PDF, 1.2 MB) (9/9/18)
Released in September 2018, Revision 09 of the national and regional program requirements improves clarity, provides alternative compliance options, and addresses unintended barriers to implementation. This webinar reviews the changes, clarifications, and refinements you need to know about in Revision 09.
Sales and Savings: Smart Thermostats for ENERGY STAR Certified Homes (PDF, 5.4 MB) (1/30/18)
Click here for technical bulletin companion: Smart Thermostat Technical Bulletin (PDF, 197 KB)
The average American household spends nearly half of their annual energy bill on heating and cooling. By installing smart thermostats in new homes, builders can provide residents a more effective way to control their temperature settings to stay comfortable and save money. Hear from representatives of Nest and Ecobee, the leading manufacturers of learning thermostats, on how learning thermostats are being incorporated into new homes and how ENERGY STAR partners can tap into this new market to increase efficiency and customer satisfaction. Co-presenter Abigail Daken, ENERGY STAR Smart Thermostat Product Manager, provides an overview of energy savings and available incentives.
Top Builder Tips for Choosing LED Lighting (PDF, 3.2 MB) (7/13/17)
Click here for technical bulletin companion: LED Lighting Technical Bulletin (PDF, 121 KB)
As LED technology advances and prices continue to drop, market adoption of LEDs is growing steadily, including in new homes. You may already know that ENERGY STAR certified LED lighting is efficient (using 90% less energy than traditional lighting) and will last a really long time (more than 20 years on average). However, to get the most from your lighting design, there are a range of issues to consider. In this webinar, industry manufactures Eaton and Lutron joined the ENERGY STAR Homes program to discuss some of the most important LED lighting considerations.
Preparing for ENERGY STAR Version 3.1 in CT, NY, & TX (PDF, 1.4 MB) (6/6/17)
Version 3.1 of the ENERGY STAR Certified Homes National Program Requirements has been developed for homes in states that have adopted the 2012 IECC, or equivalent. The purpose of this new version is to ensure that the ENERGY STAR certified homes program will continue to deliver meaningful savings relative to non-certified homes in states with this more rigorous code. This webinar covers what builders and Raters should know about Version 3.1, applicable to homes permitted on or after October 1, 2017.
This webinar was hosted to assist partners in the states that first adopted v3.1 of the program requirements, but the information is still applicable for partners in states that have more recently adopted v3.1. It should be noted that after the publication of this webinar, the implementation timeline for Texas was extended from 10/01/2017 to 07/01/2018.
Making ENERGY STAR Certified Homes EV-Ready (PDF, 999 KB) (5/17/17)
On December 27, 2016, EPA finalized its first-ever ENERGY STAR specification for electric vehicle chargers. While EV-readiness is not a requirement for certifying new homes, builders who cater to homeowners’ changing demands will benefit from understanding what is needed to make a home ready for an EV charging station. Ed Pike, a Senior Engineer at Energy Solutions, is a national expert on EV charging for residential applications. In this webinar, he presents on state/local government codes to promote electric infrastructure for EV charging, technical requirements for installation, and cost savings from making homes and apartments EV-ready. Co-presenter John Morris, a leader for electric vehicles and efficient homes in the Northwest, shares findings from the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance’s 2016 Northwest Electric Vehicle Market Assessment.
Tips and Tricks for Reporting ENERGY STAR and Indoor airPLUS Homes (PDF, 1.2 MB) (1/19/17)
Providers are required to report ENERGY STAR and Indoor airPLUS homes to EPA on a quarterly basis. Watch this webinar to learn step by step how homes should be reported, and tips for avoiding reporting headaches
Dollars and Sense: Modeling Cost Savings in ENERGY STAR homes (PDF, 1.4 MB) (9/29/16)
Watch this webinar to gain tips for modeling ENERGY STAR homes cost-effectively and to offer greater cost-savings to your builder clients.
Learn more about our Related Programs
|Indoor airPLUS||WaterSense||DOE Zero Energy Ready Homes|
|EPA’s Indoor airPLUS program builds on ENERGY STAR certification by requiring additional indoor air quality protections to deliver a home that minimizes exposure to airborne pollutants and contaminants.||EPA’s WaterSense labeled homes allow families to enjoy all the comforts of home while using less water and energy and spending less money on utility bills.||The U.S. Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home program builds on ENERGY STAR certification by incorporating more rigorous requirements to deliver a higher level of home performance.|