Energy Star residential new construction program requirements

California at a glance

Eligibility

These requirements apply to site-built and modular single family homes, duplexes and townhomes. Low-rise multifamily projects permitted prior to January 1, 2021, may also be certified through this program if they meet the eligibility requirements defined in the program requirements, below.

For other multifamily new construction, manufactured homes, and single family homes undergoing gut rebab, click on the appropriate tab above.

IMPLEMENTATION TIMELINE

Homes in CA must be certified using the CA Program Requirements Version 3.1 (PDF, 134 KB) if permitted on or after 04/01/2016 but before 07/01/2018.

Homes in CA must be certified using the CA Program Requirements Version 3.2 (PDF, 134 KB) if permitted on or after 07/01/2018.