DTE Energy & Consumers Energy New Home Construction Programs

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In the 2020 program year, the DTE and Consumers Energy New Home Construction programs collaborated to launch a co-branded monthly Technical Bulletin education campaign. This campaign was designed to provide program-participating home builders and Home Energy Rating System (HERS) raters with continuous insight into industry research, best practices, and programmatic areas of focus. These bulletins also drew upon real-world examples found during site visits to share improvements for technical approaches that will yield higher HERS scores and more efficiently built homes. Topics included whole home air sealing, insulation grading, ENERGY STAR® requirements, construction safety, and more. Participating builders and HERS raters could easily access the full inventory of technical bulletins and additional training opportunities on the DTE and Consumers Energy Efficiency Learning Centers (EELCs).