Home Performance with ENERGY STAR®

Our program is a regional component of a national effort by the U.S. Department of Energy to offer a whole-house approach to improving the energy efficiency and comfort of homes, while helping to protect the environment. The program demonstrates how improvements made throughout a home can work together to maximize energy savings.

As a participating contractor in the Consumers Energy Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program (HPwES), you can expand your business and provide customers with more comfortable, safe and durable homes, while helping reduce their energy use.

Participating contractors must be certified by the national Building Performance Institute (BPI) and have all required diagnostic equipment. Contractors can offer Consumers Energy customers a wide array of energy-smart products and services, including:

  • High-efficiency heating and cooling systems
  • High-efficiency natural gas water heaters
  • Attic and wall insulation
  • Air sealing, duct sealing and duct repair
  • ENERGY STAR qualified appliances and lighting

You'll be able to effectively address many of the problems homeowners often experience, such as:

  • High energy use
  • Rooms that don't heat or cool properly
  • Moisture issues
  • Health and safety issues

Consumers Energy offers financial incentives to help contractors succeed:

  • Subsidized costs for complete Home Performance Surveys and Comprehensive Home Assessments
  • Customer rebates for eligible measures

Consumers Energy helps generate valuable leads by promoting the program to our customers.

For more information on becoming a Consumers Energy Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Trade Ally, email CEHPTradeAlly@icf.com.

Program Updates

An Important Message From Consumers Energy Regarding COVID-19 and Energy Efficiency Programs

Friday, March 13, 2020

Our safety culture extends beyond our walls to protect the customers and communities we serve, including our participating contractors. We want to make sure you are aware of the guidance issued by the State of Michigan and Centers for Disease Control & Prevention in keeping yourselves, your employees and your customers safe and healthy at this time.

Federal Tax Credits Extended For Energy Efficiency Projects

Monday, March 9, 2020

We'd like to share some exciting information about the renewal of Federal Income Tax Credits For Energy Efficiency. These Federal Tax Credits are good through Dec. 31, 2020 and can help your customers offset the cost of upgrades even further. Tax credits are available for HVAC products, water heaters, insulation, and windows, doors and skylights. Make sure to inform your customers that they should speak to their tax advisor about any tax credits they plan to claim. 

Launch of HPwES Contractor Co-Op Advertising Program

Friday, February 28, 2020

The Consumers Energy Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® (HPwES) program is pleased to announce in 2020, the Co-Op Advertising Program. Through this program, participating contractors are eligible for co-operative advertising funding to assist in promoting the HPwES program.

New Preferred Contractor Marketing Kit for Consumers Energy Trade Allies

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Consumers Energy is excited to announce the launch of the Preferred Contractor Marketing Kit for 2020.

2020 HPwES Program Continuation and Updated Collateral Documents

Monday, December 23, 2019

Consumers Energy is pleased to announce the continuation of the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (HPwES) program in 2020. Effective Jan. 1, 2020, the HPwES program will have new program documents.