Tools and Resources

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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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Fact Sheet - ENERGY STAR Tools and Resources for Affordable Housing

Last Updated: 06-10-2020

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.

Audience: Architects & Designers, Builders, Community Developers, Home Energy Providers/Raters, Local Governments, Utilities/Program Sponsors
Resource Type: Outreach/Marketing, Training/Education
Program Area: Affordable Housing, Consumer Marketing, Manufactured/Modular Housing, Multifamily High Rise
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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
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HERS Points for HVAC Design and Installation

Last Updated: 03-22-2021

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.

Audience: Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning (HVAC) Contractors, Home Energy Providers/Raters, Raters
Resource Type: Training/Education, Webinar
Program Area: Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC)
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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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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 Get Your ENERGY STAR Multifamily New Construction Project Team Ready Technical Bulletin, August 12, 2020

Last Updated: 03-17-2021

The transition to EPA's ENERGY STAR Multifamily New Construction (MFNC) program is fast approaching. Is your project team ready? Key participants for the Multifamily New Construction program include builders / developers, raters, functional testing agents, and ASHRAE path energy modelers. This technical bulletin highlights the key steps to complete before starting an MFNC project.

Audience: Builders, Home Energy Providers/Raters, Raters
Resource Type: Technical Bulletin, Technical Requirements/Policy Record
Program Area: Program/Partner Updates, 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