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ENERGY STAR Certification

Energy Star Home CertificationHomes that earn the ENERGY STAR(ES) Home designation must meet the EPA's guidelines for energy efficiency. Homes that qualify for the ES designation are 15% more efficient than homes built to the International Residential Code.

These homes usually have several energy efficient features, including more effective insulation, air-tight construction and ductwork, high performance windows and doors, efficient heating/cooling systems and Energy Star lighting and appliances. 

Our building performance specialists will work with new or existing construction to provide the required third-party verification of your building. An independent inspection after work has been completed will assure that the home meets the strict standards for ES Home certification.

To Become and ENERGY STAR Certified Builder:

  • Contact Environmental Solutions Group to receive and sign a service agreement
  • Submit an ENERGY STAR Partnership Agreement at http://www.energystar.gov/homesPA
  • Complete the online ENERGY STAR Orientation training at http://www.energystar.gov/MESA
  • Provide ESG with complete set of plans and input sheet for review
  • ESG offers up to three site visits that include a framing & insulation inspection, duct test, and final inspection
  • ESG performs a plan review with verified data
  • ESG’s provider reviews the data and sends the builder a certification form and label within 2-3 weeks (and often much quicker)