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ENERGY STAR Homes Version 3/3.1 (Rev. 08) HVAC Design Report

Last Updated: 01-22-2021

This fillable PDF is the ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Version 3/3.1 (Rev. 08) HVAC Design Report.

Audience: Architects & Designers, Builders, Community Developers, Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning (HVAC) Contractors, Home Energy Providers/Raters, Raters
Resource Type: Technical Requirements/Policy Record, Training/Education
Program Area: Affordable Housing, Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC)
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ENERGY STAR MFNC Multifamily Workbook Tutorial

Last Updated: 03-22-2021

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.

Audience: Builders, Home Energy Providers/Raters, Raters
Resource Type: Training/Education, Webinar
Program Area: Multifamily High Rise, Single Family/Low Rise Multifamily
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ENERGY STAR Multifamily Building Locator

Last Updated: 04-05-2021

Looking for an ENERGY STAR certified apartment or condo? Use the Building Locator or browse our List of Buildings with ENERGY STAR Certified Apartments to find buildings with certified units near you that deliver better quality, comfort, and value.

Audience: Builders, Home Buyers, Home Energy Providers/Raters, Raters, Real Estate Agents, Renters, Utilities/Program Sponsors
Resource Type: Multifamily High Rise (MFHR) Certified Building Map, Outreach/Marketing, Partner Locator
Program Area: Affordable Housing, Consumer Marketing, Multifamily High Rise, Single Family/Low Rise Multifamily
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ENERGY STAR Multifamily New Construction Revision 2

Last Updated: 03-22-2021

View this webinar, presented on October 30, 2020, to learn about the key changes included in ENERGY STAR Multifamily New Construction Revision 02, released October 2020. This webinar 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. Contact the ENERGY STAR team to receive a recorded copy of the webinar.

Audience: Builders, Home Energy Providers/Raters, Raters
Resource Type: Technical Requirements/Policy Record, Webinar
Program Area: Multifamily High Rise, Program/Partner Updates, Single Family/Low Rise Multifamily
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ENERGY STAR RaterPRO

Last Updated: 04-09-2021

RaterPRO is a free mobile app developed by the U.S. EPA to help home energy raters complete on-site inspections for Energy Rating Index ratings and ENERGY STAR certifications. RaterPRO captures digital notes and photos, geotags the inspection location, and automatically exports inspection results to energy modeling software. This all-digital workflow helps rating companies large and small deliver accurate, high-quality ratings.

Audience: Builders, Home Energy Providers/Raters, Local Governments, Raters, Utilities/Program Sponsors
Resource Type: Energy Rating Tool
Program Area: Program/Partner Updates, Single Family/Low Rise Multifamily
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ENERGY STAR Residential New Construction Programs: The Year in Review/The Year Ahead

Last Updated: 03-22-2021

Join us as we kick off the 2020 ENERGY STAR Residential New Construction Partner Meeting Webinar Series. This session, presented on October 28, 2020, provides updates on the program’s key initiatives and successes over the past year and looks ahead to what’s on the horizon for the remainder of 2020, 2021, and beyond. Contact the ENERGY STAR team to receive a recorded copy of the webinar.

Audience: Architects & Designers, Builders, Home Energy Providers/Raters, Raters, Utilities/Program Sponsors
Resource Type: Webinar
Program Area: Program/Partner Updates
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ENERGY STAR Single-Family New Homes Map

Last Updated: 06-23-2021

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.

Audience: Architects & Designers, Builders, Community Developers, Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning (HVAC) Contractors, Home Appraisers, Home Builder Associations, Home Buyers, Home Energy Providers/Raters, Lenders, Local Governments, Raters, Real Estate Agents, Renters, Utilities/Program Sponsors
Resource Type: Outreach/Marketing, Training/Education
Program Area: Consumer Marketing, Program/Partner Updates
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ES Marketing Materials & Communications for Residential New Construction Partners

Last Updated: 03-22-2021

Over the last several months, EPA has been talking to partners about their experience selling ENERGY STAR and energy efficiency to consumers. This webinar, presented on November 17, 2020, will provide an overview of what EPA has learned from our conversations and how we're planning to support you to engage homebuyers about the features and benefits of ENERGY STAR certified homes throughout all stages of the homebuying process. You'll also get a sneak peek at our plans to celebrate the ENERGY STAR program's 2 million home milestone. Contact the ENERGY STAR team to receive a recorded copy of the webinar.

Audience: Builders, Home Energy Providers/Raters, Raters
Resource Type: Outreach/Marketing, Webinar
Program Area: Consumer Marketing
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Efficient Lighting and Appliances Fact Sheet - ENERGY STAR Certified New Homes

Last Updated: 06-10-2020

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.

Audience: Architects & Designers, Builders, Community Developers, Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning (HVAC) Contractors, Home Appraisers, Home Builder Associations, Home Buyers, Home Energy Providers/Raters, Lenders, Local Governments, Raters, Real Estate Agents, Renters, Utilities/Program Sponsors
Resource Type: Outreach/Marketing, Training/Education
Program Area: Consumer Marketing
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Four Misunderstood Facts About ENERGY STAR Homes Technical Bulletin, October 29, 2019

Last Updated: 03-17-2021

Builder partners sometimes misunderstand ENERGY STAR program requirements and overestimate the level of upgrades needed to participate. The truth is that ENERGY STAR might be an easier lift than you think. This technical bulletin presents four facts about ENERGY STAR program requirements that are commonly misunderstood.

Audience: Builders, Home Energy Providers/Raters, Raters
Resource Type: Technical Bulletin
Program Area: Partner Recruitment, Partner Retention