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.
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).
This webinar, presented on June 3, 2020, is geared toward ENERGY STAR stakeholders that have already attended our prior introductory-level webinars about the ENERGY STAR Multifamily New Construction (MFNC) program and are familiar with the overall certification process and program requirements. This webinar provides a guided tour of the Multifamily Workbook. Items discussed include the benefits of the Excel versions of the Rater Design Review Checklist and Rater Field Checklist, automated calculations of the Performance Testing Targets, reporting template for sampled testing results, automated envelope and fenestration compliance checks, and demonstrating how color-coded fields show what is required for ASHRAE and Prescriptive projects at Proposed Design and As-Built Submittals. Contact the ENERGY STAR team to receive a recorded copy of the webinar.
The ENERGY STAR programs for new construction multifamily buildings are quickly approaching an important transition date: July 1, 2021. Many of you are a part of a project team that is pursuing ENERGY STAR Multifamily New Construction certification for the first time. Whether you are still in design phase or already into the construction phase, these webinars provide an opportunity to ask program specific questions and learn more about the program overall. These sessions, presented on February 22, 2021; May 19, 2021; and June 22, 2021, started with a brief overview of the MFNC program, provided a guided tour of the MFNC website so you can find information & resources quickly, and then provided an extended opportunity for project teams to ask questions and have them answered by our team.
View this webinar, presented on June 2, 2021, to learn about the significant changes that have been made to this year's ENERGY STAR Quality Assurance Checklist for Single-Family New Homes and Multifamily New Construction, and our new process for resolving homeowner complaints, called "Certification Review". You'll learn how to use the checklist during QA reviews and get answers to common QA policy questions.
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.
Watch this webinar, presented on December 5, 2018, to learn about efforts from EPA and RESNET to reward proper design and installation of HVAC systems with HERS points. This will include an overview of where EPA and RESNET are in the process of developing a new standard, tests that may be required, and potential HERS impact. Contact the ENERGY STAR team to receive a recorded copy of the webinar.