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Which Version of The Tropics Program Requirements Should I Use?

ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Implementation Schedule for the Tropics


State or Territory Version Applicable to Homes with the Following Permit Date Version Description
HI Hawaii BOP Before 04/01/2012 ENERGY STAR Builder Option Package with Solar Hot Water for Hawaii.
Version 2.5 04/01/2012 to 07/01/2012 ENERGY STAR Reference Design for the Tropics, Version 3. All sections of the ENERGY STAR Inspection Checklists for the Tropics, Version 3, completed but not enforced.
Version 3 On or after 07/01/2012 ENERGY STAR Program Requirements for the Tropics, Version 3, fully enforced.
PR Version 2.5 Before 04/01/2013 ENERGY STAR Reference Design for the Tropics, Version 3. All sections of the ENERGY STAR Inspection Checklists for the Tropics, Version 3, completed but not enforced.
Version 3 On or after 04/01/2013 ENERGY STAR Program Requirements for the Tropics, Version 3, fully enforced.
GU Version 2.5 Before 04/01/2014 ENERGY STAR Reference Design for the Tropics, Version 3. All sections of the ENERGY STAR Inspection Checklists for the Tropics, Version 3, completed but not enforced.
Version 3 On or after 04/01/2014 ENERGY STAR Program Requirements for the Tropics, Version 3, fully enforced.
NMI & USVI Version 3 On or after 07/01/2016 ENERGY STAR Program Requirements for the Tropics, Version 3, fully enforced.

Program Requirements for the Tropics