#12 -2024 Asa Foss EnergyStar and NextGen electrification for new homes

Asa Foss is the program manager for the ENERGY STAR Nextgen Certified Homes program, which is the first federal new construction certification program focused on operational decarbonization.

The program requires that the base home be labeled under EnergyStar for new homes, and then install a climate specific heat pump for heating and cooling, a hot water heating heat pump, an electric or induction cook top, and finally electric vehicle ready infrastructure.

Asa explains these programs and requirements and their new link to the Builder 45 L tax credit. He was a wealth of information and clearly demonstrates how working within a building program can benefit builders and homeowners and help move the construction industry as a whole forward to more sustainable and resilient homes.


Asa Foss on LinkedIn

EnergyStar NextGen

EnergyStar for new homes

45 L Tax Credit

LEED certification for residential

Northeast Energy Efficient Partnership (NEEP) heat pump list

Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) heat Pump Water Heater