WASHINGTON: Retailers of Energy Star qualified homes might soon get marketing help.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which runs the Energy Star program, is currently soliciting capability statements from firms that can raise demand for homes that conform to energy-efficient standards.
A budget for the one-year contract has not been disclosed.
The marketing push will address challenges facing retailers of energy-efficient homes and develop a training program to spur sales of these properties.
Firms must understand both the housing industry and the science behind the Energy Star program. In addition, they must be familiar with what makes a home eligible for Energy Star qualification.
When released, the RFP will be the second that the EPA has issued this year.