xThe Section 45L Tax Credit for Energy Efficient New Homes has been updated and extended through 2032. For homes and units acquired on or after January 1, 2023, the base level tax credit will be specifically tied to ENERGY STAR certification for single-family ($2,500), manufactured ($2,500), and multifamily homes ($500; or $2,500 when prevailing wage requirements are met).

Energy Star residential new construction program requirements

Program versions at a glance

Implementation Timeline

*UPDATE: All homes permitted on or after January 1, 2023 will be required to meet the National Version 3.1 program requirements. There is no change for homes built in locations where National Version 3.1 or a regional program requirement is already in effect.

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 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
Single Family New Homes Program Version Revision
AL, AK, AZ, AR, CO, IN, ID, KS, KY, LA, MS, MO, NH, NC, ND, OH, OK, SC, SD, TN, VA, WV, WI, WY 10/1/2020 National v3 Rev. 10
1/1/2022 National v3 Rev. 11
1/1/2023 National v3.1 Rev. 11
1/1/2024 National v3.1 Rev. 12
CA 10/1/2020 California v3.2 Rev. 10
1/1/2022 California v3.2 Rev. 11
1/1/2023 California v3.3 Rev. 11
1/1/2024 California v3.3 Rev. 12
CT, DC, DE, IA, IL, MA, MD, MI, MN, MT, NJ, NV, NY, RI, TX, VT 10/1/2020 National v3.1 Rev. 10
1/1/2022 National v3.1 Rev. 11
1/1/2024 National v3.1 Rev. 12
FL 10/1/2020 Florida v3.1 Rev. 10
1/1/2022 Florida v3.1 Rev. 11
1/1/2024 Florida v3.1 Rev. 12
NE 10/1/2020 National v3 Rev. 10
7/1/2021 National v3.1 Rev. 10
1/1/2022 National v3.1 Rev. 11
1/1/2024 National v3.1 Rev. 12
OR, WA 10/1/2020 Oregon and Washington v3.2 Rev. 10
1/1/2022 Oregon and Washington v3.2 Rev. 11
1/1/2024 Oregon and Washington v3.2 Rev. 12
PA 10/1/2020 National v3 Rev. 10
4/1/2021 National v3.1 Rev. 10
1/1/2022 National v3.1 Rev. 11
1/1/2024 National v3.1 Rev. 12
HI, GU, NMI 1/1/2020 Pacific v3 Rev. 10
1/1/2022 Pacific v3 Rev. 11
1/1/2024 Pacific v3 Rev. 12
PR, USVI 1/1/2020 Caribbean v3 Rev. 10
1/1/2022 Caribbean v3 Rev. 11
1/1/2024 Caribbean v3 Rev. 12
GA, NM, UT 10/1/2020 National v3 Rev. 10
1/1/2022 National v3 Rev. 11
7/1/2022 National v3.1 Rev. 11
1/1/2024 National v3.1 Rev. 12
ME 10/1/2020 National v3 Rev. 10
1/1/2022 National v3 Rev. 11
10/1/2022 National v3.1 Rev. 11
1/1/2024 National v3.1 Rev. 12

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.

National Program Requirements

National Program Requirements Version 3 (PDF, 230 KB)

National Program Requirements Version 3.1 (PDF, 224 KB)

National Program Requirements Version 3.2 (PDF, 204 KB)

National Mandatory Measures

Applicable to Track A & B:

National Rater Design Review Checklist (PDF, 281 KB)

National Rater Field Checklist (PDF, 532 KB)

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

Only Applicable to Track A – HVAC Grading:

National HVAC Design Supplement (PDF, 358 KB)

Only Applicable to Track B – HVAC Credential:

National HVAC Design Report (PDF, 333 KB)

National HVAC Commissioning Checklist (PDF, 167 KB)

Regional Program Requirements

Caribbean Program Requirements Version 3 (PDF, 201 KB)

Florida Program Requirements Version 3.1 (PDF, 213 KB)

Oregon and Washington Program Requirements Version 3.2 (PDF, 197 KB)

California Program Requirements Version 3.2 (PDF, 187 KB)

California Program Requirements Version 3.3 (PDF, 188 KB)

Pacific Program Requirements Version 3 (PDF, 220 KB)

Regional Mandatory Measures

Caribbean and Pacific Rater Design Review Checklist (PDF, 318 KB)

Caribbean and Pacific Rater Field Checklist (PDF, 433 KB)

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