Energy Star residential new construction program requirements

Program versions at a glance

Implementation Timeline

This table contains all implementation timelines applicable on or after September 1, 2016. Implementation timelines applicable prior to this date can be obtained by contacting energystarhomes@energystar.gov.

To determine the program Version and Revision that a home is required to be certified under, identify the location and permit date of the home below. Note that the National Version 3.1 program requirements are being implemented in states that have adopted the 2012, 2015, or 2018 IECC, or an equivalent code. Note, as well, that regional program requirements have been developed for homes in CA, FL, GU, HI, the Northern Mariana Islands, OR, PR, and WA.

State /
Territory

Homes Permitted
On or After This Date
Must Meet the Adjacent
Version & Revision

Certified Homes
Program Version

Revision

AL, AK, AZ, AR, CO, GA, IN, ID, KS, KY, LA, ME, MS, MO, NE, NH, NM, NC, ND, OH, OK, PA, SC, SD, TN, UT, VA, WV, WI, WY

07-01-2016

National Version 3

Revision 08

01-01-2019

National Version 3

Revision 09

CA

04-01-2016

California Version 3.1

Revision 08

07-01-2018

California Version 3.2

Revision 08

01-01-2019

California Version 3.2

Revision 09

CT, NY

07-01-2016

National Version 3

Revision 08

10-01-2017

National Version 3.1

Revision 08

01-01-2019

National Version 3.1

Revision 09

DC, DE, IA, IL, MA, MD, MN, MT, RI, VT

07-01-2016

National Version 3.1

Revision 08

01-01-2019

National Version 3.1

Revision 09

FL

07-01-2016

Florida Version 3.1

Revision 08

01-01-2019

Florida Version 3.1

Revision 09

HI, PR, GU, NMI, USVI

07-01-2016

Tropics Version 3

Revision 08

01-01-2019

Tropics Version 3

Revision 09

MI, NJ

07-01-2016

National Version 3

Revision 08

04-01-2017

National Version 3.1

Revision 08

01-01-2019

National Version 3.1

Revision 09

NV

07-01-2016

National Version 3

Revision 08

10-01-2016

National Version 3.1

Revision 08

01-01-2019

National Version 3.1

Revision 09

OR

07-01-2016

National Version 3.1

Revision 08

01-01-2019

National Version 3.1

Revision 09

04-01-2019

Oregon and Washington Version 3.2

Revision 09

TX

07-01-2016

National Version 3

Revision 08

07-01-2018

National Version 3.1

Revision 08

01-01-2019

National Version 3.1

Revision 09

WA

07-01-2016

National Version 3.1

Revision 08

07-01-2018

Oregon and Washington Version 3.2

Revision 08

01-01-2019

Oregon and Washington Version 3.2

Revision 09

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.