Fox Energy Specialists earns award for verifying new homes that advance energy efficiency in the new construction industry  

Fort Worth, TX – Fox Energy Specialists, a division of The Nelrod Company is pleased to announce that it has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with as a 2014 ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Market Leader. This award recognizes the important contribution Fox Energy Specialists has made to energy-efficient construction and environmental protection by verifying more than 1,672 ENERGY STAR certified homes in 2013.  Collectively, these homes will save homeowners approximately $501,600 on utility bills and reduce 6,226,528 pounds of carbon dioxide each year.

The environmental benefits of these ENERGY STAR certified homes are equivalent to the greenhouse gases:

To earn the ENERGY STAR label, a home must meet strict guidelines for energy efficiency set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that require an integrated approach to design combined with tried-and-true best building practices. These homes then undergo third-party verification of energy performance and are up to 30% more efficient than typical new homes built today.  

“We are very grateful to receive the ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Market Leader Award.  Since our partnership with the ENERGY STAR for Homes Program began in 2002, we have been able to promote the benefits that set ENERGY STAR Certified Homes apart from conventional construction methods” said James Rodriguez, Executive Vice President of Fox Energy Specialists.  “The results have been tremendous for our clients and their consumers as well. We are proud to be a part of this program, and will continue to work hard in promoting its future success.”

Together, families living in ENERGY STAR certified homes saved $558 million on their utility bills and avoided greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those of more than 643,000 vehicles last year alone. More than 90,000 new homes were constructed to meet ENERGY STAR guidelines in 2013, and more than 1.5 million ENERGY STAR homes have been built.

About Fox Energy Specialists

Fox Energy Specialists is a division of The Nelrod Company. We provide independent third-party energy efficiency inspections, testing, and ratings.  We also provide green building consulting and training services for builders and government agencies.

Our mission is to promote energy efficient and environmentally responsible building that is marketable and affordable to our clients.

Our firm is one of the few Home Energy Rating Providers to cross market segments and provide energy efficiency consulting, home energy ratings, energy audits, and services to support residential and commercial construction, as well as affordable housing, public housing and multi-family developments.


Products, homes and buildings that earn the ENERGY STAR label prevent greenhouse gas emissions by meeting strict energy efficiency requirements set by the U.S. EPA. In 2013 alone, Americans, with the help of ENERGY STAR, saved more than $30 billion on their utility bills and prevented greenhouse gas emissions equal to the annual electricity use from 38 million homes. Since 1992, the ENERGY STAR program has supported efforts to find innovative solutions for reducing GHG emissions, and the ENERGY STAR label can now be found on products in more than 70 different categories, with more than 4.8 billion sold over the past 21 years. Over 1.5 million new homes and 23,000 buildings and plants have earned the ENERGY STAR label.