How ENERGY STAR's NextGen homes are revolutionizing decarbonization

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By Paul Vrabel, Carlos Rivas, Asa Foss, Benjamin Schott, and Bobby Thompson

For over 30 years, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been a leader driving energy efficiency and environmental stewardship through the ENERGY STAR program, a nationally recognized symbol of energy efficiency and environmental stewardship.

Recognizing the opportunity to build on ENERGY STAR's impact, ICF has supported EPA in advancing the program through the development of the ENERGY STAR NextGen label for new residential homes.

Watch our on-demand webinar to gain insight on the following topics:

  • What is NextGen? See how EPA’s NextGen program is transforming the housing market by driving higher efficiency standards and incorporating advanced technologies like heat pumps, water heaters, induction and electric cooktops, and electric vehicle charging.
  • Mastering Government-to-Consumer (GTC) program development. Delve into our 30+ years of expertise in partnering with EPA to implement and manage the ENERGY STAR program.
  • Effective stakeholder engagement strategies. Learn how EPA effectively collaborated with various program partners including builders, raters, consumers, manufacturers, utilities, and retailers to create a cohesive and successful program ecosystem.
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Meet the authors
  1. Paul Vrabel, Vice President, Energy Efficiency and Sustainability, ICF

    Paul has over 25 years of experience in project management and implementation of energy-efficient technology programs, including working directly for a major lighting fixture manufacturer. View bio

  2. Carlos Rivas, Manager, ICF
  3. Asa Foss, Program Manager, ENERGY STAR NextGen New Homes & Apartments, EPA
  4. Benjamin Schott, Senior Energy Efficiency Program Manager, Baltimore Gas & Electric
  5. Bobby Thompson, Director of Operations , Beazer Homes