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HVAC Grading + Standard 310

Last Updated: 03-22-2021

HVAC grading is here! Watch this webinar, presented on November 5, 2020, to learn how the new ACCA/RESNET standard for grading HVAC design and installation integrates with ENERGY STAR, offers new opportunities for ERI points, streamlines the certification process, and provides an opportunity to bring builders back to the program. Contact the ENERGY STAR team to receive a recorded copy of the webinar.

Audience: Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning (HVAC) Contractors, Home Energy Providers/Raters, Raters
Resource Type: Training/Education, Webinar
Program Area: Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC), Program/Partner Updates
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HVAC Grading for Raters Fact Sheet – ENERGY STAR Multifamily New Construction

Last Updated: 10-08-2021

This three-page fact sheet provides Raters with a brief overview of Track A – HVAC Grading by Rater for ENERGY STAR Multifamily New Construction and answers to frequently asked questions. “Track A - HVAC Grading by Rater” is a new option for meeting many of the program’s HVAC design and commissioning requirements, which leverages ANSI / RESNET / ACCA / ICC Standard 310 and offers many benefits.

Audience: Home Energy Providers/Raters, Raters
Resource Type: Training/Education
Program Area: Multifamily High Rise, Single Family/Low Rise Multifamily
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HVAC Grading for Raters Fact Sheet – ENERGY STAR Single-Family New Homes

Last Updated: 10-08-2021

This two-page fact sheet provides Raters with a brief overview of Track A – HVAC Grading for ENERGY STAR Single-Family New Homes and answers to frequently asked questions. “Track A - HVAC Grading” is a new option for meeting many of the program’s HVAC design and commissioning requirements, which leverages ANSI / RESNET / ACCA / ICC Standard 310 and offers many benefits.

Audience: Home Energy Providers/Raters, Raters
Resource Type: Training/Education
Program Area: Single Family/Low Rise Multifamily
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How to Certify ENERGY STAR Modular Homes Technical Bulletin, November 29, 2018

Last Updated: 03-17-2021

ENERGY STAR had long offered two ways to certify modular homes: a plant-certification path and a Rater-verification path. With the introduction of Revision 09, the infrequently used plant-certification was eliminated to reduce potential marketplace confusion. Going forward, all modular homes permitted after January 1, 2019 should be verified using the same Rater-based process and program requirements as site-built homes.

Audience: Home Energy Providers/Raters, Raters
Resource Type: Technical Bulletin, Training/Education
Program Area: Manufactured/Modular Housing
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How to Wisely Use Builder-Verified Items Technical Bulletin, July 11, 2018

Last Updated: 03-17-2021

Audience: Raters
Resource Type: Technical Bulletin, Training/Education
Program Area: Single Family/Low Rise Multifamily
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Independent Inspections and Testing Fact Sheet - ENERGY STAR Certified New Homes

Last Updated: 06-10-2020

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.

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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Indoor airPLUS Version 2

Last Updated: 03-22-2021

If you've been building ENERGY STAR certified homes and apartments, but you're interested in going further in marketing healthier, high-performance homes, now is a great time to step up to earn EPA's Indoor airPLUS label. View this webinar, presented on November 10, 2020, to hear how EPA's voluntary partnership programs and thoughtful indoor air quality improvements can help reshape your marketing approach at a pivotal time for homebuyers and tenants. EPA representatives outline many of the newly proposed Indoor airPLUS Version 2 Construction Specifications. 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: Single Family/Low Rise Multifamily
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Introduction to ENERGY STAR Multifamily New Construction

Last Updated: 03-22-2021

EPA launched the ENERGY STAR Multifamily New Construction (MFNC) program in early 2019 to better serve the multifamily sector. The program features technical requirements from the Certified Homes and MFHR programs, allows three options to achieving the Performance Target (ERI, ASHRAE 90.1, Prescriptive), and adopted the Certified Homes checklist-style for program documents. This webinar, presented on October 14, 2020, provides an overview of program requirements, the certification processbuilding eligibility, and the transition timeline. Multifamily buildings permitted prior to July 1, 2021 may continue to certify through the MFHR or Certified Homes program, based on the eligibility requirements of those programs. Projects that will be certified through the MFHR program must submit their MFHR Project Application to a Multifamily Review Organization (MRO) before January 1, 2021. 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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Preparing for ENERGY STAR Version 3.1 in Georgia, New Mexico, & Utah

Last Updated: 09-23-2021

This webinar, presented on July 15, 2021, is designed to get partners up to speed with the Version 3.1 program requirements. It demonstrates how to run a v3.1 compliance report for any home, identifies key efficiency measures used to hit the v3.1 ENERGY STAR ERI Target in Georgia, New Mexico, and Utah, and reviews the v3.1 implementation timeline.

Audience: Builders, Home Energy Providers/Raters, Raters
Resource Type: Training/Education, Webinar
Program Area: Single Family/Low Rise Multifamily
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Thermal Enclosure Fact Sheet - ENERGY STAR Certified New Homes

Last Updated: 06-10-2020

This two-page, consumer-focused fact sheet describes the features and benefits of the ENERGY STAR certified homes thermal enclosure system. This system provides comprehensive air sealing, properly installed insulation, and high-performance windows, working together in an ENERGY STAR certified home to deliver better comfort, better durability, reduced maintenance costs, and lower monthly utility bills.

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