ENERGY STAR Guide for Licensed Professionals

Last updated: 08-31-2021
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COVID-19 Program Impacts: EPA has made several changes to the certification rules. See this FAQ for the latest updates.

The U.S. Licensed Professional’s Guide provides everything you need to know about verifying applications for ENERGY STAR certification. It outlines the step-by-step process and is required reading if you’re verifying applications for ENERGY STAR certification. Test your knowledge of the rules and policies for verifying ENERGY STAR Certification applications for commercial buildings by taking the new ENERGY STAR Quiz for Licensed Professionals!

Updates to the September 2021 version of the LP Guide include the following:

  • Clarification that sensors are an acceptable way to verify IAQ measurements
  • Explanation of new, partial audits focusing on the “Use Details” portion of the full audit
  • Explanation that the frequency by which each LP is selected for an audit is based on the quality of previously submitted applications
  • Clarification that electronic signatures in the PDF application for certification are acceptable for both the LP and the Signatory