Builders & Developers

Benefits of Building ENERGY STAR Certified Homes and Apartments

Today’s homebuyers and renters are looking for assurance that their homes and apartments are energy-efficient. Join thousands of builders and developers across the country that are using U.S. EPA’s trusted ENERGY STAR label, recognized by more than 90% of Americans, to give their clients confidence that they have made the right choice.

Builder & Developer Benefits

Improve Your Construction Process. Participating in the ENERGY STAR program can help you improve your construction process.

  • Reduce your construction costs: Building ENERGY STAR certified homes and apartments will reduce your lumber costs and offer cost savings through right-sized HVAC units.
  • Minimize costly call backs and retain residents: ENERGY STAR builders report that they experience a reduction in comfort-related complaints. Multifamily property managers report more satisfied residents who stay in their apartments longer.
  • Standardize your building practices: Using ENERGY STAR’s program requirements, you can help standardize specs for subcontractors for bidding and work performance purposes.
  • Obtain industry vetted support: EPA can provide you with best practices from builders and developers across the country and for your specific climate.

Sell More Homes & Rent More Quickly. Partnering with ENERGY STAR gives you access to a number of free ENERGY STAR sales and marketing resources that can help you sell more homes or lease your multifamily apartments more quickly.

  • Co-brand with ENERGY STAR: Display the ENERGY STAR logo with your own company’s logo.
  • Turn-key Marketing and Sales Training Tools: Use free marketing collateral and sales training resources to help position yourself as an ENERGY STAR builder or developer.
  • Awards and Recognition: Stand out from your competition by receiving national recognition from the EPA.

Visit the Partner Locator to find active ENERGY STAR partners and incentives near you.

Builder & Developer Partnership Types

Become a partner
  • Single-family HomebuilderAn organization or individual that builds single-family homes that are primarily constructed on-site.
  • Multifamily Builder/Developer – An organization that constructs multifamily buildings of any height or number of units.
  • Factory Builder/Plant An organization that produces and/or installs manufactured homes. Learn more.

Becoming an ENERGY STAR partner is easy. Simply fill out an ENERGY STAR Partnership Agreement. There is no cost to partner with ENERGY STAR or use ENERGY STAR promotional materials.

Spotlight

  • BEAZER HOMES: HAYDEN LAKES COMMUNITY

    BEAZER HOMES: HAYDEN LAKES COMMUNITY

    These homes feature open-cell spray foam insulation that reduces air leakage and allows for smaller-sized HVAC units.

    Want to showcase your ENERGY STAR certified home or multifamily building? Send high-resolution photo(s) and short description to energystarhomes@energystar.gov.

  • BRIGHTON HOMES: THE BROWNSTONE

    BRIGHTON HOMES: THE BROWNSTONE

    Air sealing is carefully inspected by superintendents to ensure complete coverage of all gaps and penetrations.

    Want to showcase your ENERGY STAR certified home or multifamily building? Send high-resolution photo(s) and short description to energystarhomes@energystar.gov.

  • KB HOME: BARTRAM CREEK DEVELOPMENT

    KB HOME: BARTRAM CREEK DEVELOPMENT

    Energy-efficient features include blown-in attic insulation, radiant barrier roofing, insulated garage doors, and low-E windows.

    Want to showcase your ENERGY STAR certified home or multifamily building? Send high-resolution photo(s) and short description to energystarhomes@energystar.gov.

  • PROVIDENCE HOMES: MONROE MODEL

    PROVIDENCE HOMES: MONROE MODEL

    The Monroe model offers its owners a low electric bill of less than $140 a month.

    Want to showcase your ENERGY STAR certified home or multifamily building? Send high-resolution photo(s) and short description to energystarhomes@energystar.gov.

  • IVEY HOMES: IVEYWISE PROGRAM

    IVEY HOMES: IVEYWISE PROGRAM

    Features include radiant barrier roof sheathing, advanced framing, and extensive air sealing.

    Want to showcase your ENERGY STAR certified home or multifamily building? Send high-resolution photo(s) and short description to energystarhomes@energystar.gov.

  • VIP HOMES

    VIP HOMES

    Energy-efficient features include low-E dual-pane windows, insulated ductwork, and cathedralized attic insulation.

    Want to showcase your ENERGY STAR certified home or multifamily building? Send high-resolution photo(s) and short description to energystarhomes@energystar.gov.