We are a provider of ENERGY STAR for Homes services, a HERS provider, training provider, and the 2 time recipient of the EPA’s Energy Star Partner of the Year award. We have certified multiple ENERGY STAR apartments, and have certified of over 100,000 sf of single family ENERGY STAR certified new homes.
ENERGY STAR is a U.S. EPA voluntary program designed to help businesses and individuals save money and protect our environment through superior energy efficiency. ENERGY STAR certifications include a wide range of products and industries including New homes, Multifamily developments, and existing Commercial buildings. As a two-time ENERGY STAR Partner of the year (2006, 2011) with a proven track record of success (over 41,000 Certified ENERGY STAR Homes & Apartments) US-EcoLogic can help guide your team through the ever-evolving ENERGY STAR pathway that best fits your project needs.
ENERGY STAR for New Homes is the EPA’s energy efficiency certification pathway for single-family homes and multifamily apartments three-stories and lower (can be extended up to five-stories under certain criteria). ENERGY STAR v3.0 utilizes multiple checklists completed by the builder and 3rd party verifier to measure the effectiveness of the Thermal Envelope, Water Management systems and HVAC Systems and demonstrate the energy efficiency of the completed building.
The ENERGY STAR Multifamily High-rise protocol is designed for multifamily building five-stories and taller (with exceptions). Relying on ASHRAE 90.1 energy modeling, building system commissioning, and 3rd party on-site verification, this program also strives to measure the effectiveness of the chosen energy efficiency strategies through a process more aligned to Commercial building practices.
Portfolio Manager is ENERGY STAR’s nationwide benchmarking tool for tracking and monitoring energy and water use in commercial buildings. It is an interactive management tool that tracks consumption, stores the information and data online, while pitting each building’s performance (minimum 12 mos data required) against other buildings of the same building type and usage. As such, it is a valuable tool for tracking, improvement, and management. The system is set on a scale from 1-100, with 75 and lower allowing possible achievement of the ENERGY STAR certification.