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


Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Thank you for your continued support of the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® (HPwES) Program. Due to strong participation and success of the HPwES Program, we will reach energy savings targets ahead of schedule. To set us up for success next year, the HPwES Program team will temporarily close the program near the end of November and begin its transition to the 2022 program year.

New Preferred Contractor Marketing Kit for Consumers Energy Trade Allies

Monday, March 1, 2021

Consumers Energy is excited to announce the launch of the Preferred Contractor Marketing Kit for 2021.

HPWES Contractor Co-Op Advertising Program

Monday, February 8, 2021

Consumers Energy is pleased to announce the continuation of the Co-Op Advertising Program for Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® (HPwES) Trade Allies in 2021.


Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Consumers Energy is pleased to announce the continuation of the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (HPwES) program in 2021. As we approach the end of the year, Consumers Energy would like to issue a couple of reminders and announcements to all participating Trade Allies.

Small Business Resources and Online Trainings

Monday, April 20, 2020

We recognize current efforts to protect public health are affecting your company's normal operations and practices, and want to assure you we are committed to helping Michigan's small businesses - now more than ever.