ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Training Requirements

Verification Partner Training Requirements

Verification partners, including Raters and Field Inspectors, must individually complete ENERGY STAR Version 3 Rater Training through an Accredited Training Provider Exit ENERGY STAR. New Raters must take this training to become partners. EPA provides the following resources for Training Providers offering Version 3 Rater Training.

HVAC Contractor Credentialing Requirements

To be eligible to install HVAC equipment in homes certified under Version 3, HVAC contractors must be credentialed through an EPA–recognized industry organization. For information on working with ENERGY STAR certified homes as an HVAC contractor, please visit our HVAC contractors webpage.

EPA has also created short technical training videos about the ENERGY STAR Certified Homes HVAC requirements. Please visit our Videos page to access these resources.

Additional Educational Resources

EPA provides a number of additional educational resources, including links to the calendar of upcoming Webinars and information for HVAC contractors.

ENERGY STAR Multifamily New Construction Training Requirements

Verification Partner Training Requirements

To begin or maintain an active partnership with ENERGY STAR, an organization must have at least one individual on staff who is a certified Rater and has completed the required training* through an accredited training provider. Organizations that do not maintain these requirements will not be permitted to certify homes or apartments as ENERGY STAR.

  • *Required Training
    ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Version 3 training, and
    ENERGY STAR MFNC Version 1 training (by January 1, 2020)

Both the ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Version 3 Rater Training and the ENERGY STAR MFNC Version 1/1.1 Rater Training present the technical content of each program's Rater Design Review Checklist and Rater Field Checklist. The training takes the Rater through each section of the checklist, explaining in great detail each individual checklist requirement, how to verify it, and explanation of any corresponding footnotes. At the end of the Rater Training, Raters will have a solid understanding of how to complete the checklists they are responsible for in the ENERGY STAR certification process.

A list of approved trainings being offered can be found here Exit ENERGY STAR.

Functional Testing Agents

Professionals who hold EPA-recognized credentials can complete parts of the ENERGY STAR Multifamily New Construction HVAC Functional Testing Checklist.

Functional Testing Agents must be one of the following:

  • HVAC credentialed contractor (applicable for residential-style systems) OR
  • Hold one of the following credentials (and is not the installing contractor)
    • Certified Commissioning Professional (CCP)
    • Certified Building Commissioning Professional (CBCP)
    • Building Commissioning Professional (BCxP, formerly the Commissioning Process Management Professional (CPMP))
    • NEBB Certified Technician (BSC CxCT)
    • NEBB Certified Professional  (BSC CP or CxPP)
    • Representative of the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)

Professionals seeking to provide Functional Testing services in support of the ENERGY STAR Multifamily New Construction Program must complete an online orientation, which will provide an overview of the program and its requirements. Note: online orientation is not required for credentialed HVAC contractors.  

To receive the online orientation, email energystarhomes@energystar.gov and include "Functional Testing Orientation" in the subject line.

As Functional Testing Agents complete the orientation and share their contact information with EPA, they will be listed below. HVAC credentialed contractors can be found here.

Coming Soon - Functional Testing Agents who have completed Orientation

ASHRAE Path Energy Modelers

The ENERGY STAR Multifamily New Construction Program offers a certification path which requires whole-building energy models that demonstrate energy cost savings above ASHRAE Standard 90.1.

Energy modelers tasked with developing these building models are required to complete an online orientation, which will provide an overview of the Multifamily New Construction Program and its requirements.

To receive the online orientation, email energystarhomes@energystar.gov and include "ASHRAE Modeling Orientation" in the subject line. As modelers complete the orientation and share contact information with EPA, they will be listed below.

ASHRAE Modeler Directory

ENERGY STAR Multifamily New Construction

Individual Name Organization Email Phone Number City State
Robert Salcido Salcido Solutions rob@salcidosolutions.com 303-641-7396 Louisville CO
Mollie Olson Capital Consultants, Inc. molson@capital-consultantsinc.com 314-436-2315 St. Louis MO
David Wasserman
BEMP, BEAP, LEED AP
David Wasserman Engineering dwasspe@yahoo.com 865-274-7942 Decatur GA