Energy Star residential new construction program requirements

Program versions at a glance

Visit the Multifamily New Construction Certification Process page to learn about multifamily certification options.
Step 1: Select a Path
  • ERI and Prescriptive
  • ASHRAE / Title 24
Step 2:

Implementation Timeline

To determine the program Version that a multifamily building is required to be certified under, identify the location and permit date of the building below. Note that the National Version 1.1 program requirements are being implemented in states that have adopted the residential 2012, 2015, or 2018 IECC, or an equivalent code. Note, as well, that regional program requirements, and associated implementation timelines, have been developed for buildings in CA, OR, and WA.

State /
Territory
Buildings Permitted
On or After This Date1
Must Meet the Adjacent
Version
Multifamily New Construction Program Version Revision
AL, AK, AZ, AR, CO, GU, HI, IN, ID, KS, KY, LA, ME, MS, MO, NH, NMI, NC, ND, OH, OK, SC, SD, TN, VA, WV, WI, WY 07-01-2020 National Version 1 Rev. 01
07-01-2021 National Version 1 Rev. 02
CA 07-01-2020 California Version 1.2 Rev. 01
07-01-2021 California Version 1.2 Rev. 02
CT, DC, DE, FL, IA, IL, MA, MD, MI, MN, MT, NJ, NV, NY, RI, TX, VT 07-01-2020 National Version 1.1 Rev. 01
07-01-2021 National Version 1.1 Rev. 02
OR, WA 07-01-2020 Oregon and Washington Version 1.2 Rev. 01
07-01-2021 Oregon and Washington Version 1.2 Rev. 02
NE 07-01-2020 National Version 1 Rev. 01
07-01-2021 National Version 1.1 Rev. 02
PA 07-01-2020 National Version 1 Rev. 01
04-01-2021 National Version 1.1 Rev. 01
07-01-2021 National Version 1.1 Rev. 02
PR, USVI 07-01-2020 National Version 1 Rev. 01
07-01-2021 Caribbean Version 1 Rev. 02
NM 07-01-2020 National Version 1 Rev. 01
07-01-2021 National Version 1 Rev. 02
07-01-2022 National Version 1.1 Rev. 02
GA 07-01-2020 National Version 1 Rev. 01
07-01-2021 National Version 1 Rev. 02
07-01-2022 National Version 1.1 Rev. 02
UT 07-01-2020 National Version 1 Rev. 01
07-01-2021 National Version 1 Rev. 02
07-01-2022 National Version 1.1 Rev. 02

1. Multifamily buildings permitted prior to 07-01-2021 are permitted to participate in any of the following programs, as long as the project meets the Eligibility Requirements defined within that program: the ENERGY STAR Certified Homes program, the ENERGY STAR Multifamily High Rise program, or this ENERGY STAR Multifamily New Construction Program.

Eligibility

The requirements on this tab apply to the ENERGY STAR Multifamily New Construction (MFNC) program, launched in 2019. This program is available for all attached residential new construction, except two-family dwellings. Visit the Multifamily New Construction Building Eligibility page to determine if your building's units are eligible. Townhouses must use the ERI path.

Program Requirements

Program documents reflect Revision 02. Find details in the Policy Record.

National Program Requirements

MFNC National Program Requirements Version 1/1.1/OR-WA 1.2 (PDF, 250 KB)

National Mandatory Measures

MFNC Rater Design Review Checklist (PDF, 312 KB)

MFNC Rater Field Checklist (PDF, 775 KB)

MFNC HVAC Design Report (PDF, 375 KB)

MFNC HVAC Functional Testing Checklist (PDF, 332 KB)

MFNC Water Management System Requirements (PDF, 88 KB)

Regional Program Requirements

MFNC California Program Requirements Version 1.2 (PDF, 136 KB)

MFNC Caribbean Program Requirements, Version 1 (PDF, 101 KB)

Regional Mandatory Measures

MFNC Caribbean Rater Design Review Checklist (PDF, 212 KB)

MFNC Caribbean Rater Field Checklist (PDF, 367 KB)

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Supporting Documents

Verification Files

Multifamily Workbook (EXCEL, 942 KB)

Photo Documentation Guidance (PDF, 197 KB)

Example Documents

Multifamily Workbook Example (EXCEL, 956 KB)

MFNC HVAC Design Report Example (PDF, 493 KB)