VT Energy Star Homes Program

Program goals span both resource acquisition and market transformation. Specific objectives are:

-Increase market recognition of superior construction
-Increase compliance with VT RBES
-Increase penetration of cost-effective energy efficiency measures
-Improve occupant comfort, health, and safety (including improved indoor air quality)
-Institutionalize HERS

Participating homebuilders agree to build to program's energy efficiency standards and have home inspected by HERS rater. The home must score 86+ on the HERS inspection and include 4 energy efficient light fixtures, power-vented or sealed combustion equipment, and an efficient mechanical ventilation systems, with automatic controls When home passes, builder gets rebate check, program certificate, EPA Energy Star certificate, and gifts

Program Profile