ENERGY STAR/EnergyRight Program

Energy efficient properties help reduce costs for homeowners and benefit our community by reducing local demand for power. So we offer incentives for you to build properties that use less energy, through ENERGY STAR® and EnergyRight® Programs.

EPB’s Smart Build Certification Program

EPB’s Smart Build certification program offers builders added incentives for constructing homes that are both energy efficient and technologically fiber-ready for the future.

Smart Build contractors must satisfy criteria that includes:

  • Pre-wiring new construction with CAT-5E Ethernet (download wiring guidelines here)
  • Installing dual CAT-5E outlets in each living space
  • Running all communications wiring to a centrally located "home run box"

EPB Smart Build contractors receive complimentary blower door and duct blaster testing valued at $250.00 as well as yard signs to help promote your Smart Build homes.  

A dedicated Smart Build Concierge will be there every step of the way to ensure your homes receive certification. For more information or to participate in the Smart Build program contact EPB prior to new home construction by calling 423-531-SMRT (7678).

Download Participation Agreement