Wisconsin Energy Star Home Program

WESH is a voluntary participation program designed to help new home builders construct healthful, safe, and more durable energy efficient homes through a process of education, training, technical assistance, and performance testing. The program is intended to minimize callbacks and highlight building skills through the adoption of building standards and a system of independent verification site visits. The program promotes the ENERGY STAR label and additional standards to help consumers more easily identify energy efficient homes.

The goal is to certify 10% of all new homes as Energy Star within 5 years. In order to convince builders to build tighter homes, the program must address builder concerns about poor IAQ and mold associated with tight homes with poor ventilation.

Program Profile