Version 3 Comment Period Documents

Second Comment Period

EPA received comments PDF (789KB) from partners and other stakeholders regarding the proposed Version 3 specifications PDF (126KB) and checklists PDF (162KB). The comments are listed alphabetically by organization name.

EPA's Responses from Second Comment Period

Resources Available during Second Comment Period

  • Executive Summary PDF (55KB). This summary explains the major changes made from the previous version.
  • ENERGY STAR Version 3 HERS Index Target Procedure PDF (115KB). This document provides detailed instructions for determining the ENERGY STAR HERS Index Target, the highest HERS Index value that a home can achieve and still qualify under the performance path of the program.
  • Cost and Savings PDF (354KB). This document includes estimates of representative incremental costs and savings for the updated ENERGY STAR guidelines.

First Comment Period

EPA received comments PDF (1.65MB) from partners and other stakeholders regarding the proposed Version 3 specifications PDF (582KB) and checklists PDF (162KB). The comments are listed alphabetically by organization name.

EPA's Responses from First Comment Period

  • EPA's Response to Stakeholder and Partner Comments from First Comment Period PDF (479KB)*. This document contains a summary of comments received during the first comment period, along with EPA's response to each point raised and the resulting policy change, if any.

    *Recommendations to use a "full-fuel-cycle" methodology for the proposed guidelines were expressed by both the National Propane Gas Association and the American Gas Association. In EPA's response to comments, these concerns were inadvertently attributed to only the National Propane Gas Association.

  • EPA's Response to RESNET Comments PDF (75KB). In the summer of 2009, RESNET submitted feedback to EPA regarding the proposed changes. EPA reviewed this document and has prepared a detailed response to the concerns in this document.

Resources Available during First Comment Period