ICF provides support to the EPA’s Climate Protection Partnerships Division in the development and implementation of Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® (HPwES) and other home improvement initiatives designed to encourage homeowners to make cost-effective energy efficiency improvements.
The HPwES program focuses on the development and delivery of the whole-house approach to improving residential energy efficiency, comfort, and safety. As the primary recruitment team for HPwES, ICF works with utilities, state energy offices, and other organizations on program development and coordinates the delivery of national objectives in regional markets.
Currently, ICF manages twenty regional markets to identify program sponsors for HPwES. We actively work with these organizations to provide support during the planning and implementation process. This support includes assistance with conducting a detailed market assessment, selecting appropriate program design, establishing contractor training and certification requirements, recruiting contractors, and implementing comprehensive home performance programs, including incentive payment verification and processing.