Energy Star and Priority Energy

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Energy Star for Builders

Do you want to sell more homes, increase your market share and attain a premium sales price?  
Priority Energy can help you grow your green business and become an Energy Star Builder partner

Today’s buyers want a healthy living space with outstanding comfort, low operating costs and high quality construction. Builders can attain performance peace of mind, for themselves and their customers, by constructing homes that are Energy Star certified. Comparison studies show that homes with this added performance guarantee sell quicker and for a higher price than non-certified.

Building high performance Energy Star homes is easy and affordable with Priority Energy’s home performance services for contractors. We work with architects, builders, HVAC contractors and homeowners from conception to completion to make sure each Energy Star project meets the strict EPA requirements.

Benefits for Energy Star builders:

  • Lower construction costs (with standardized practices and properly sized HVAC systems)
  • Reduced callbacks from fewer comfort and structural complaints
  • Nationally recognized advertising, co-branded marketing materials and higher SEO ranking with website links.

Priority Energy has certified hundreds of homes and buildings in the Chicago area, from custom estates to affordable housing.  We know what it takes to make an Energy Star project run smoothly.  Our HERS Raters will get you started with an energy model and a Manual J, D and S report to calculate energy use, HVAC size and ductwork design. Once construction is underway, we will perform third-party verification inspections, duct leakage tests and blower door tests.  

Our money-saving service packages include all of the services you need, including project consulting and Aeroseal duct sealing, to achieve an Energy Star-rated home. Depending on your Energy Star certification goals, we can also guide builders and contractors through the Thermal Bypass, Mechanical System, Indoor Air Plus and Water Sense checklist procedure.

An ENERGY STAR certified new home includes:

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) developed the Energy Star program in 1992 to save energy and protect the environment. An Energy Star contractor is committed to healthier homes, a safe environment and sound structures that will last a lifetime.

         “More than half of the country’s builders expect that 60% of the homes they build will be green by the year 2020. Home remodelers expect to see the same growth in green projects.”  Source: 2015 Green Homes SmartMarket Report and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

Proven Value. A better investment for today and tomorrow.

ENERGY STAR certified new homes offer better energy efficiency and performance compared to other homes, making them a better value for today and a better investment for tomorrow. Homes earning the ENERGY STAR label use 20-30 percent less energy than typical new homes, and even more when compared to most resale homes on the market today.

Builders, HVAC contractors and many other professionals can become Energy Star partners. Learn more about ENERGY STAR at

Want to build or buy an Energy Star certified home?  Priority Energy can help.
Visit our Energy Star for home buyers page.

  • Thank you again and you will be the first person I call if I need additional part or service from your company.
  • I just wanted to send this message to all you and say GREAT JOB!  We had a rough inspection today and passed for the Woodward Ave. house. The inspector told us "if every house I inspected looked like this one I would be out a job".

    Anonymous Builder
  • We were so impressed with the amount of information the Priority Energy technicians gave us during our ENERGY AUDIT.  If you are buying a house, I would strongly recommend having them do an energy audit on it, in addition to your usual home inspection.

  • Thanks for a super intelligent and deep seminar expertly handled by a staff which was a pleasure to be around. Lunch was superbly and subtly handled.

    A.S. Architect
  • I wanted to thank you for all of your extra time and energy during our BPI training over the last few weeks. You really helped put things in perspective. You are an awesome crew and your facility is a valuable resource for students and the community

    BPI Student, L.E.
  • There is much less dust in the house and the monthly gas and electric charges have been reduced by 10 to 15%.....I'm sure I will see greater savings over a twelve month period......thanks again.

    Aeroseal Client, R.N.
  • Just completed my BPI Field exam for my Quality Control Inspector (QCI) certification renewal at Priority Energy.
    Such a convenient and well-set-up training and test center with caring and knowledgeable staff and proctors! Thanks folks!


    P.R., Ottawa, IL
  • It's been cold here for the past few days and I really feel the difference in heating since the building was Aerosealed! My apartment is so much warmer now. Thank you Priority Energy!


    Miruna; Tenant at Country Manor Apartments, Peru, IL
  • Anytime I can be a reference for all the great work on my (new) house, please let me know.  Priority Energy is outstanding at what they do!

    Executive at Medline Industries, IL
  • I have a two story home built in the mid seventies. Lots of temperature fluctuation between the floors. The Aeroseal process dramatically increased the air flow to the second floor. Good experience. The company was very informative, answered a lot of questions.

    Vince from Oakbrook, IL
  • "It's been cold here for the past few days and I really feel the difference in heating since the Aeroseal, my apartment is so much warmer now. Thank you!"  

    MP from Peru, IL
  • Thank You so much for the super-fast turn around of our Manual J, D and S reprt for the Village of Glen Ellyn. Our original Manual J kept getting kicked back to us for corrections but your calculations/report got approved instantly-no questions asked and no more permit delays!

    Kim, Glen Ellyn, IL
  • Thank you. Truly. I appreciate you taking the time to clarify things for me and then going above and beyond to ensure that my CEUs are handled for our current RESNET cycle. You’ve always been kind to me and this is another shining example of that.

    Craig, HERS Rater, Batavia, IL
  • (Aeroseal) is a GREAT Product! Really made our townhouse more comfortable!

    Gordon; Chicago, IL
  • We are having less ice on roof since the Aeroseal duct sealing! Thanks!

    Bill; Downers Grove, IL
  • Duct sealing (with Aeroseal) was the smartest thing I ever did! Our home is sooooo much more comfortable! We were so very pleased with Priority Energy and their technicians!

    Richard; Lake Forest, IL
  • On to the Radon issue - Excellent results with Aeroseal!  From 5 + to a .4.  Before sealing like we discussed, I had warm air coming out of the sump basket with the furnace running. Even with the furnace running, it is still pulling air in now.

    Bill; Belvidere, IL
  • Pat was awesome and super helpful! We are experiencing weak air flow in the duct system of our 1950''s home and Pat gave us great recommendations to fix the problem when we do our remodel.

    David; Arlington Heights, IL

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A DuPage County Fire House Lieutenant recently called Priority Energy to solve an on-going humidity and comfort problem in their 20-year-old station building.
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National news outlets recently reported that the EPA's Energy Star program recommended "new drastic temperature settings" for home thermostats. We searched the internet and could not find a credible source for this information and so turned to Energy Star directly, for more information.