Rob Novak is the founder and lead building analyst at Home Star Iowa, the leading expert on home energy ratings and home performance testing in Iowa.

He began his career working with Novak Heating and Air Conditioning Inc., a family owned business that has been successfully growing since 1934 providing traditional HVAC services. After 15 years Rob started Home Star Iowa to incorporate the whole home as a system, providing the highest quality home energy ratings for both existing homes and new construction in Eastern Iowa.

As nationally certified home energy raters, they offer a comprehensive whole-house approach to identifying and fixing comfort and energy efficiency problems in your home. Whether your home is drafty, you are experiencing inconsistent temperatures in your house, causing rooms to be too hot or too cold, or you are struggling to understand why your energy bills are increasing, Home Star Iowa will be able to run the best diagnostic testing services to pinpoint the cause of your home’s issues and make expert recommendations that fit your home’s needs and your family’s budget.


  • RESNET certified HERS Rater and QA Designee
  • BPI certified Building Analyst
  • BPI certified Shell Professional
  • BPI certified Heating Professional
  • BPI certified AC Heat Pump Professional
  • BPI Residential Building Envelope Whole House Air Leakage Control Installer Certification (RBE-WHALCI)
  • BPI Healthy Home Evaluator (HHE)

Become BPI certified with Home Star Training in five days.Training with Rob:

Rob is also certified to train and certify others and Home Star Training qualifies as a BPI (Building Performance Institute) Testing Center. We are qualified to administer BPI Building Analyst Certification, Energy Auditor Certification, Heating Specialist Certification, Air Leakage Control Installer Certification (RBE-WHALCI), Air Conditioning & Heat Pump Specialist Certification & Building Envelope Professional Certification.