ENERGY STAR Version 3 Program Requirements for The Tropics

Should I use the Version 3 Program Requirements?

  • Homes in Guam permitted after April 1, 2014 must be certified under the Version 3 Program Requirements for the Tropics.
  • Homes in Hawaii permitted on or after July 1, 2012 must be certified under the Version 3 Program Requirements for the Tropics.
  • Homes in Puerto Rico permitted after April 1, 2013 must be certified under the Version 3 Program Requirements for the Tropics
  • Homes in The Northern Mariana Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands permitted on or after 07/01/2016 must be certified under the Version 3 Program Requirements for the Tropics.

For more information about the transition from Version 2.5 to Version 3 see the Transition Timeline for the Tropics.

How to Certify a Home

Select the core energy efficiency measures

Complete mandatory measures

Certification of a home in the tropics also requires the completion of the following:

Policy Changes and Clarifications

EPA periodically makes policy changes and clarifications, typically in response to a unique situation within a particular climate zone, and shares frequently–asked questions. See Recent Policy Changes and Clarifications.

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