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 7/1/2016 National Version 3 Revision 08
1/1/2019 National Version 3 Revision 09
10/1/2020 National Version 3 Revision 10
CA 4/1/2016 California Version 3.1 Revision 08
7/1/2018 California Version 3.2 Revision 08
1/1/2019 California Version 3.2 Revision 09
10/1/2020 California Version 3.2 Revision 10
CT, NY 7/1/2016 National Version 3 Revision 08
10/1/2017 National Version 3.1 Revision 08
1/1/2019 National Version 3.1 Revision 09
10/1/2020 National Version 3.1 Revision 10
DC, DE, IA, IL, MA, MD, MN, MT, RI, VT 7/1/2016 National Version 3.1 Revision 08
1/1/2019 National Version 3.1 Revision 09
10/1/2020 National Version 3.1 Revision 10
FL 7/1/2016 Florida Version 3.1 Revision 08
1/1/2019 Florida Version 3.1 Revision 09
10/1/2020 Florida Version 3.1 Revision 10
MI, NJ 7/1/2016 National Version 3 Revision 08
4/1/2017 National Version 3.1 Revision 08
1/1/2019 National Version 3.1 Revision 09
10/1/2020 National Version 3.1 Revision 10
NV 7/1/2016 National Version 3 Revision 08
10/1/2016 National Version 3.1 Revision 08
1/1/2019 National Version 3.1 Revision 09
10/1/2020 National Version 3.1 Revision 10
OR 7/1/2016 National Version 3.1 Revision 08
1/1/2019 National Version 3.1 Revision 09
4/1/2019 Oregon and Washington Version 3.2 Revision 09
10/1/2020 Oregon and Washington Version 3.2 Revision 10
TX 7/1/2016 National Version 3 Revision 08
7/1/2018 National Version 3.1 Revision 08
1/1/2019 National Version 3.1 Revision 09
10/1/2020 National Version 3.1 Revision 10
WA 7/1/2016 National Version 3.1 Revision 08
7/1/2018 Oregon and Washington Version 3.2 Revision 08
1/1/2019 Oregon and Washington Version 3.2 Revision 09
10/1/2020 Oregon and Washington Version 3.2 Revision 10
HI, GU, NMI 7/1/2016 Tropics Version 3 Revision 08
1/1/2019 Tropics Version 3 Revision 09
1/1/2020 Pacific Version 3 Revision 10
PR, USVI 7/1/2016 Tropics Version 3 Revision 08
1/1/2019 Tropics Version 3 Revision 09
1/1/2020 Caribbean Version 3 Revision 10

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.