To protect the integrity of the ENERGY STAR brand, a licensed professional working on behalf of the ENERGY STAR MFHR Developer Partner, must provide EPA or its designated agent with program specific submittals. These submittals are used to demonstrate that the program's requirements have been met, that all mandatory measures are included, and that each energy conservation measure is installed to specification.
The licensed professional must be a Professional Engineer or Registered Architect and possess a current license and be in good standing. The licensed professional should also have:
The ENERGY STAR MFHR Developer partner or the licensed professional working on their behalf may engage a third party, who is not a licensed professional, to conduct some or all of the inspections and diagnostic testing required per the ENERGY STAR MFHR Testing and Verification Protocols. However, the ENERGY STAR MFHR Submittal Validation form must bear the seal and signature of the licensed professional, who remains responsible for all work performed by others under his or her direction and control.
To qualify a MFHR building as ENERGY STAR, EPA or its designated agent must approve a complete Proposed Building Submittal and a complete As-Built Building Submittal. EPA or its designated agent will not approve incomplete submittals, but will communicate with Developer Partners and licensed professionals on which requirements must be met to bring the submittal into compliance with program requirements.
The Proposed Building Submittal is used to ensure that the project design meets the requirements based on the Path selected and that they included in the construction documents. The licensed professional is responsible for submitting a Proposed Building Submittal, with an ENERGY STAR MFHR Submittal Validation Form (68KB) to EPA, or its designated agent for approval, prior to beginning construction. The Proposed Building Submittal includes the following documents:
The As-Built Building Submittal is used to ensure that the energy conservation measures chosen by the design team are installed to specification. After the final inspection, the licensed professional is responsible for submitting an As-Built Building Submittal, with an ENERGY STAR MFHR Submittal Validation Form (KB) to EPA, or its designated agent for approval. Once EPA has determined that the project has fulfilled all of the program requirements, the Developer Partner will be notified that the building has earned the ENERGY STAR and that it can be marketed and promoted per the ENERGY STAR Logo Identity Guidelines (COMING SOON). The As-Built Building Submittal includes the following documents:
For more guidance on submittals, see Licensed Professional's Guide to the ENERGY STAR Label for MFHR Buildings (636KB).