Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Releases Sponsor Guide and Reference Manual v1.5

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Sponsor Guide and Reference Manua... (Sponsor Guide), a technical operations guide for the national Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program.


First conceptually introduced at the 2012 ACI National Home Performance conference in Baltimore, Md., the Sponsor Guide is the result of more than two years of industry engagement. The final document, developed over the past year, required extensive program evaluation and stakeholder engagement. It provides a platform for implementing a whole house approach for achieving energy efficiency and improved performance in homes. The release of the Sponsor Guide marks a major milestone in the national program’s development and we are excited to share it with you. Furthermore, the national program believes for years to come, it will be a valuable document for the industry.

On the Sponsor Resources webpage, you can download the following documents:

All industry participants are invited to use Sponsor Guide. It is organized by seven sections, covering:

  1. Use and Management of the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Mark
  2. Program Design and Development
  3. Workforce Development and Support
  4. The Assessment
  5. Project Installation
  6. Quality Assurance
  7. Tracking and Reporting

Each of these sections includes:

  • A detailed narrative of program requirements and checklists outlining the program’s minimum requirements.
  • Recommended approaches, including optional guidance for implementation and suggested strategies based on lessons learned from successful residential programs nationwide.

DOE’s goal in developing and releasing the new Sponsor Guide is to clarify the rules of participation in the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program, thereby improving the consistency of program implementation around the country. In addition to developing the guide, DOE provides tools, templates, and recommended guidance to: help reduce the administrative burden of program delivery; empower participating businesses to be as successful as possible; and enhance the value for homeowners. Current program participants will have one year to comply with the requirements set forth in the Sponsor Guide in order to remain active participants in Home Performance with ENERGY STAR.


Thank you for your work that improves the lives of homeowners by providing solutions to improve the performance of homes nationwide.

Questions or comments? Email homeperformance@energystar.gov

www.energystar.gov/hpwes

Views: 110

Tags: DOE, Department, ENERGY, Energy, Guide, HPwES, Home, Performance, STAR, Sponsor, More…U.S., guidance, home, manual, of, operations, performance, with

Comment

You need to be a member of Home Energy Pros to add comments!

Join Home Energy Pros

Home Energy Pros

Home Energy Pros was founded by the developers of Home Energy Saver Pro (sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy,) and brought to you in partnership with Home Energy magazine.

Latest Activity

Kurt Shafer replied to Tom Conlon's discussion Whole House Fans - Love 'Em or Not?
"Tom, great new post! Thank you for the focus. As you know, the term "whole house fan" is…"
5 minutes ago
Don Fitchett replied to Brandon Walton's discussion 12 Things Every Home Performance Contractor Should Have on Their Work Truck
"Thank you Brandon, for sharing."
12 minutes ago
David Eakin commented on Scott Mellberg's blog post Lessons from Energy Efficiency Advisors: Getting Homeowners Onboard with Home Performance
"Ted, I'm coming at this issue from a national perspective. If the USA were leading the world…"
17 minutes ago
Kurt Shafer commented on Kurt Shafer's blog post What is your opinion about members promoting products here?
"Comment by John Proctor 9 hours agoDelete Comment Kurt: So my question is how…"
36 minutes ago
Kurt Shafer commented on Kurt Shafer's blog post What is your opinion about members promoting products here?
"For Bud Poll,  I missed your question so here is my answer.  Now, with that out of the…"
40 minutes ago

Ryan Rutledge just added their location.
(via Member Map)

2 hours ago
Profile IconPaul DelVaglio, Michael Glovre, reflintorm and 1 more joined Home Energy Pros
3 hours ago
Nate Adams commented on Scott Mellberg's blog post Lessons from Energy Efficiency Advisors: Getting Homeowners Onboard with Home Performance
"Interesting conversation. David, I completely understand where you are coming from. To me it's…"
5 hours ago
John Proctor commented on Kurt Shafer's blog post What is your opinion about members promoting products here?
"Kurt: So my question is how does your device work? PSC motors generally do not reduce their…"
10 hours ago
John Proctor commented on Christopher Morin's blog post How do You Test a TXV?
"Correction 32 is the melting point, not the saturation temperature."
10 hours ago
Richard Beyer replied to Mike Kandel's discussion Our Homes Suck – And That's Why Our Kids Have Sinus Problems
""I have no interest in bantering or arguing with you." AGREED! I look at these…"
12 hours ago
tedkidd replied to Mike Kandel's discussion Our Homes Suck – And That's Why Our Kids Have Sinus Problems
"Todd, it appears Richard is more about getting the last word than about learning a new thing.…"
12 hours ago

© 2014   Created by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service