Building residential and multifamily homes the right way avoids the costs and challenges associated with delayed improvements. This includes a tightly sealed thermal envelope, effective insulation, and controlled ventilation to reduce indoor air pollutants and excessive moisture accumulation. Customer satisfaction is dependent on cost savings, as well as home comfort, safety, and durability.
Our building science experience and expertise enables us to find creative and responsive solutions to the challenges of managing efficiency programs. The nation’s largest utilities have entrusted PSD with the management of our award-winning New Homes Programs.
PSD’s expertise in building science and technology solutions optimizes the delivery of residential new construction programs by utilizing the PSD Compass software platform and online contractor portal to streamline the submission process, while PSD’s RESNET experts inform our new construction participation pathways outlined below.
- Above code
- ENERGY STAR®
- Zero Energy Ready
- Performance-based incentives
- Affordable housing
- Manufactured homes
Builder/Rater Support and Development
A strong contractor eco-system is essential for program success. We successfully develop workforces capable of delivering statewide energy efficiency programs. As a HERS Rating Provider, we understand the needs of this network of trade-allies.
Our team has been instrumental in the creation of new industry standards. They hold positions such as Provider Representative on the RESNET Board of Directors, Vice Chair of the RESNET Standard Development Committee 900 for Quality Assurance, past President of the Northeast Home Energy Ratings Alliance (NEHERSA), and member of RESNET’s QA Committee. We are one of only three RESNET EnergySmart Providers in the US.
ENERGY STAR Partnership
All of our residential new homes programs are affiliated with the EPA’S ENERGY STAR for New Homes.
Our technology is a configurable building performance solution for managing Residential New Construction Programs. It seamlessly connects Program Implementers to deliver program goals for Utility Customers, Trade Allies, Quality Assurance, Utilities / Agencies, Municipalities, and other third parties.
- Compass Program Management Software – Residential Configuration
- Data management platform integrated with REM/Rate and Ekotrope