With the advent of HVAC grading, ENERGY STAR offers unprecedented value for builders and owners alike. Listen to this session, presented on September 30, 2021, to get a fresh perspective on the seven essential features that certification adds above and beyond a good energy rating and learn about new resources for convincing builders to join or rejoin the program.
“Zero Energy Ready Homes” have grown from a niche product unfamiliar to many, to a standard offering in the marketplace found in stretch codes, utility programs, and affordable housing programs. But we’re still in the early stages of the journey to zero. The DOE Zero Energy Ready Homes program is moving to Version 2 in 2022, which will incorporate more proven innovations and establish ZERH as the stepping off point for future zero emissions homes. At the same time, Zero Energy Ready Homes have truly reached a tipping point with major commitments from large production builders, affordable housing developers, and military housing projects. Finally, the program is launching the ZERH-Multifamily spec to serve as the next step for Energy Star Multifamily New Construction builders. Listen to this session to learn more about these exciting program advancements and share your input and questions.
Embed this video in your website and in model homes to show homebuyers why ENERGY STAR certified homes are built better. A full length version is also available that includes testimonials from real ENERGY STAR home owners. Download either low- or high-resolution video files via your My ENERGY STAR Account (MESA). For embedding into your website we recommend linking to the video via YouTube.
Join us as we kick off the 2021 ENERGY STAR Residential New Construction Partner Meeting Webinar Series. This session, presented on September 21, 2021, provides updates on the program’s key initiatives and successes over the past year and look ahead to what’s on the horizon for the remainder of 2021, 2022, and beyond. Contact the ENERGY STAR team to receive a recorded copy of the webinar.
Meeting the challenges of climate change will require extensive and systematic improvements across the economy. EPA believes that in the residential sector, this will require moving newly constructed homes rapidly towards higher levels of efficiency, demand responsive heat pumps for space and water heating, and EV charging capability. Listen this session, presented on September 29, 2021, to learn about the proposed new certification and recognition opportunity from the ENERGY STAR Residential New Construction program that will help EPA and our partners prove that it’s possible to build the home of tomorrow, today.
While ENERGY STAR certification for new construction multifamily buildings was previously allowed through the Certified Homes and MFHR programs, the ENERGY STAR Multifamily New Construction (MFNC) program is now required for any multifamily building with building permits on or after July 1, 2021.
This webinar, presented on October 20, 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 Maine, and reviews the v3.1 implementation timeline.
Over the last 10 years, national model energy codes have advanced significantly. Though not adopted in all states, these codes have shown that higher levels of performance are achievable and cost-effective. Even in states where code adoption has lagged, builders’ construction practices have continued to advance. Listen to this session, presented on September 27, 2021, to learn how we intend to raise the bar by incrementing the Single-Family New Homes v3.x and Multifamily New Construction v1.x series of program requirements, moving the industry forward in states with both lagging and leading codes.
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.
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.