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 July 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 rehab, click on the appropriate tab above.

Program Requirements

Program documents reflect Revision 12. Find details in the Policy Record.

California Program Requirements Version 3.3 (PDF, 188 KB)

National Rater Design Review Checklist (PDF, 281 KB)

National Rater Field Checklist (PDF, 532 KB)

National HVAC Design Report (PDF, 333 KB)

National HVAC Design Supplement (PDF, 358 KB)

National HVAC Commissioning Checklist (PDF, 167 KB)

National Water Management System Builder Requirements (PDF, 211 KB)

IMPLEMENTATION TIMELINE

Homes in California must be certified using the California Program Requirements Version 3.2 (PDF, 97 KB) if permitted on or after 07/01/2018 but before 01/01/2023.

Homes in California must be certified using the California Program Requirements Version 3.3 (PDF, 188 KB) if permitted on or after 01/01/2023.