Notification: Revision 08 of the ENERGY STAR Certified Homes program requirements is now available and can be used immediately by partners. The ENERGY STAR Partnership Agreement Terms and Commitments have also been updated and apply to all Builder and Rater partners.

ENERGY STAR Certified Homes

Policy Changes and Clarifications

It is expected that EPA will periodically revise the program requirements during their implementation in response to partner questions and evolving standards (e.g., ENERGY STAR labeled product specifications, NAECA standards, model energy codes). The purpose of this revision process is to be responsive to partner questions, to disseminate policy changes in a consistent manner, and to adapt the program as needed for success. Revisions will be made on an as needed basis; however, it is expected that the guidelines will not be updated more frequently than every three months and that after a year of implementation, the updates will slow to every six months.

Policy Record

  • Current Policy Record PDF (1.3MB) — This document contains policy issues that were received and have been resolved since the last revision to the program documents, Revision 07, sometimes resulting in modifications that will be incorporated into the next revision of the program documents. It also contains unresolved issues pending resolution by EPA. This document was posted on October 20, 2015.
  • Archive of Policy Record PDF (1.7MB) — This document contains all resolved policy issues that have previously appeared in the Current Policy Record. This document was posted on July 1, 2015.

Revisions to Version 3 Program Requirements

Revisions to Version 3.1 Program Requirements

Regional Guidelines