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Track A - HVAC Grading Now Available for Use! Technical Bulletin, October 5, 2021

Last Updated: 10-08-2021

Track A - HVAC Grading is a collection of requirements built upon ANSI / RESNET / ACCA / ICC Standard 310 that can be used to satisfy many of the HVAC design and commissioning components of the ENERGY STAR Single-Family New Homes program. This technical bulletin highlights its key benefits, outlines how to use it, and compares it to the original set of requirements, now named Track B - HVAC Credential.

Audience: Architects & Designers, Builders, Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning (HVAC) Contractors, Home Energy Providers/Raters, Raters, Utilities/Program Sponsors
Resource Type: Technical Bulletin
Program Area: Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC), Program/Partner Updates, Single Family/Low Rise Multifamily
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Track A - HVAC Grading by Rater Now Available for Use with ENERGY STAR Multifamily New Construction Program! Technical Bulletin, October 5, 2021

Last Updated: 10-08-2021

Track A - HVAC Grading by Rater is a collection of requirements built upon ANSI / RESNET / ACCA / ICC Standard 310 that can be used to satisfy many of the HVAC design and functional testing components of the ENERGY STAR Multifamily New Construction (MFNC) program. This technical bulletin highlights its key benefits, outlines how to use it, and compares it to the original set of requirements, now named Track B - HVAC Testing by Functional Testing Agent.

Audience: Architects & Designers, Builders, Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning (HVAC) Contractors, Home Energy Providers/Raters, Raters, Utilities/Program Sponsors
Resource Type: Technical Bulletin
Program Area: Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC), Multifamily High Rise, Program/Partner Updates, Single Family/Low Rise Multifamily
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Whole-House Ventilation Rate Responsibilities for Designers, Contractors, and Raters Technical Bulletin, March 14, 2019

Last Updated: 03-17-2021

Whole-house mechanical ventilation plays a critical role in the ENERGY STAR Single-Family New Homes program. It helps ensure that efficiency is not achieved by sacrificing indoor air quality. Delivering an effective system is a three-step process that involves the HVAC designer, the HVAC contractor or electrician, and the Rater. This technical bulletin is designed to reinforce the responsibilities of each party with regards to the whole-house ventilation airflow rate.

Audience: Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning (HVAC) Contractors, Raters
Resource Type: Technical Bulletin
Program Area: Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC)