Florida ENERGY STAR Version 2 Program Requirements

On March 1, 2009, Florida adopted a 2009 Supplement to the 2007 Florida Building Code, which increased the energy efficiency of the 2007 code baseline by 15%. As a result, the energy performance of code-built homes in Florida approached that of homes earning the ENERGY STAR. To address this concern, EPA took steps to increase the ENERGY STAR Program Requirements for homes built in Florida. EPA, in consultation with the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC), developed the following policy:

All homes permitted in Florida between June 1, 2009 and March 31, 2011 must achieve a HERS Index of 77 or better to earn the ENERGY STAR. EPA has also developed a commensurate regional interim Builder Option Package (BOP) for Florida PDF (480KB).

Homes permitted prior to June 1, 2009 can earn the ENERGY STAR by following the Program Requirements of the Version 2 National Performance Path PDF (99KB), or a Builder Option Package. The BOP Program Requirements in Florida are detailed in both the Version 2 National BOP PDF (131KB) and the county–level BOPs below.

For more information about the Version 2.5 and Version 3/3.1 Program Requirements that are applicable to homes permitted on or after April 01, 2011, see the Transition Timeline for Florida.

Builder Option Packages for Florida – For Homes Permitted Prior to June 1, 2009

Find Your County and Click on the Corresponding Climate Zone

County BOPs by Climate Zone County BOPs by Climate Zone County BOPs by Climate Zone
Alachua 2 Hamilton 2 Okeechobee 2
Baker 2 Hardee 2 Orange 2
Bay 2 Hendry 2 Osceola 2
Bradford 2 Hernando 2 Palm Beach 2
Brevard 2 Highlands 2 Pasco 2
Broward 1 Hillsborough 2 Pinellas 2
Calhoun 2 Holmes 2 Polk 2
Charlotte 2 Indian River 2 Putnam 2
Citrus 2 Jackson 2 Santa Rosa 2
Clay 2 Jefferson 2 Sarasota 2
Collier 2 Lafayette 2 Seminole 2
Columbia 2 Lake 2 St Johns 2
Dade 1 Lee 2 St Lucie 2
De Soto 2 Leon 2 Sumter 2
Dixie 2 Levy 2 Suwannee 2
Duval 2 Liberty 2 Taylor 2
Escambia 2 Madison 2 Union 2
Flagler 2 Manatee 2 Volusia 2
Franklin 2 Marion 2 Wakulla 2
Gadsden 2 Martin 2 Walton 2
Gilchrist 2 Monroe 1 Washington 2
Glades 2 Nassau 2
Gulf 2 Okaloosa 2

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