To earn the ENERGY STAR, a home must be certified under Version 3 of the program requirements, unless it is located within a U.S. state or territory utilizing a regional specification. Working with a Home Energy Rater, builders configure the preferred set of energy measures for their home and verify that the resulting Energy Rating Index meets or exceeds the ENERGY STAR Energy Rating Index Target. The National Program Requirements contain more information about how the target is defined and the typical measures used to meet this target.
For homes located in some U.S. states and territories, ENERGY STAR has developed region-specific Version 3 program requirements. This document defines the core efficiency specifications under Version 3 of the program for ENERGY STAR certified homes located in Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
This document defines how to configure the ENERGY STAR Reference Design Home and calculate the associated Energy Rating Index value for homes located in Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the US Virgin Islands.
This document defines how to configure the ENERGY STAR Homes Version 3 Reference Design Home and calculate the associated Energy Rating Index value for homes located in the tropics (Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Northern Mariana Islands, US Virgin Islands).
Partners may use the ENERGY STAR marks to promote their support of the ENERGY STAR program, ENERGY STAR certified homes, and their partnership with ENERGY STAR. And of course, to signify homes that have been ENERGY STAR certified. All marks must be used in compliance with the ENERGY STAR Brand Book and are only available for download via partners' My ENERGY STAR Account (MESA).
This interactive U.S. map allows you to drill down to individual states to understand the market for site-built, single-family ENERGY STAR certified homes compared to all one-unit housing completions as reported by the U.S. Census. It also provides estimates for energy, utility bill, and CO2 emissions reductions from ENERGY STAR certified homes.
This two-page, consumer-focused fact sheet describes the energy efficient lighting and appliances installed in ENERGY STAR certified homes. Lighting and appliances come with two price tags — the purchase price and the cost to operate and maintain them. Energy efficient lighting and appliances, such as those earning the ENERGY STAR label, deliver better performance, provide better quality, and help reduce home operating costs through lower monthly utility bills, while creating the style you are looking for in a new home.
This two-page fact sheet highlights ENERGY STAR's tools and resources that can be used by affordable housing stakeholders to improve energy efficiency. Greater energy efficiency helps improve resident comfort, reduce operating costs, and decrease greenhouse gas emissions. For more information visit www.energystar.gov/affordablehousing.
This two-page, consumer-focused fact sheet describes the rigorous independent inspections and testing that ENERGY STAR certified homes must undergo. The better performance and better quality built into every ENERGY STAR certified home is independently inspected and tested by a Home Energy Rater.