Affordable Housing

ENERGY STAR NextGen National Rater Field Checklist V1.0 (for reference only)

EPA is making the ENERGY STAR National Rater Field Checklist V1.0 technical specifications available now for reference only. Homes and apartments may not be certified with the NextGen label until the NextGen program is officially launched in 2023. For the most current program updates and requirements, visit our Program Requirements webpage. For questions or more information, contact us at

ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Video - Better is Better (short version)

Embed this video in your website and in model homes to show homebuyers why ENERGY STAR certified homes are built better. A full length version is also available that includes testimonials from real ENERGY STAR home owners. Download either low- or high-resolution video files via your My ENERGY STAR Account (MESA). For embedding into your website we recommend linking to the video via YouTube.

Fact Sheet - ENERGY STAR Tools and Resources for Affordable Housing

This two-page fact sheet highlights ENERGY STAR's tools and resources that can be used by affordable housing stakeholders to improve energy efficiency. Greater energy efficiency helps improve resident comfort, reduce operating costs, and decrease greenhouse gas emissions. For more information visit

ENERGY STAR Homes Version 3 (Rev. 08) Program Requirements -Tropics (Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Northern Mariana Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands)

For homes located in some U.S. states and territories, ENERGY STAR has developed region-specific Version 3 program requirements. This document defines the core efficiency specifications under Version 3 of the program for ENERGY STAR certified homes located in Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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