Program Requirements

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To earn ENERGY STAR certification, a new home or apartment must meet strict energy efficiency requirements established by the ENERGY STAR Residential New Construction program. Program requirements are available for:

Policy Record – A record of current and past policy issues that have been received and have been resolved.

Archives – An archive of public comments received on previously proposed program requirements and EPA’s response to comments.

Homes Undergoing Gut Rehab – Sector-specific policies and alternative compliance options for existing homes undergoing gut rehabilitation.