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New Homes Programs

Moving New Construction Forward

Award Winning New Homes Programs

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.

Flexible Participation Pathways

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
  • Zero Energy Ready
  • Performance-based incentives
  • Affordable housing
  • Manufactured homes

Industry Leadership, Support, & Partnerships

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.

Industry Engagement
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.

New Homes Implementation Technology

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
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Workforce Development

  • Building science training & support
    • HERS Rater Training and Certification
    • BPI Building Analyst Certification
    • ENERGY STAR New Homes Rater
    • ENERGY STAR Multifamily New Construction Rater
    • EPA WaterSense Inspector
  • Accurate and thorough modeling support
  • Access to educational webinars
  • Discounts on PSD trainings, including ENERGY STAR and WaterSense
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Energy Programs

Designing and implementing cost-effective performance-based energy efficiency programs.

Program QA

Leading provider of QA services supporting energy efficiency programs throughout the country.


PSD Compass is a configurable enterprise solution for energy efficiency programs and implementers.


Technology for large-scale electrification, Heat Pump + Retrofit Toolkit, standardized simulations and tools.

Energy Codes

Expert technical leadership achieving decarbonization, cost-effectiveness, resilience, and equity goals.

HERS Provider

Accredited Home Energy Rating Provider, offering nationwide technical support and services.


Moving the industry forward with PSD’s intimate knowledge of how buildings work.


Join our growing team of energy efficiency professionals to help us save energy to save the planet.