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Building Electric Vehicle-Ready Homes Technical Bulletin, December 13, 2018

Last Updated: 03-17-2021

Americans are rapidly adopting plug-in electric vehicles (EVs). In fact, the Edison Electric Institute and the Institute for Electric Innovation estimate that 18.7 million EVs will be on U.S. roads by 2030. Because 80 percent of EV charging happens at home, consumer demand for homes ready for or equipped with EV charging is also growing. In addition, an increasing number of localities, such as Atlanta, Denver, and much of California, have begun to require that EV charging infrastructure be included in all newly-built single-family homes. Builders in other areas are starting to pre-wire or install charging units as a value added feature of their new homes as well.

Audience: Builders, Raters, Utilities/Program Sponsors
Resource Type: Technical Bulletin
Program Area: Single Family/Low Rise Multifamily
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Deep Dive: Technical Details of the ENERGY STAR Multifamily New Construction Program

Last Updated: 03-22-2021

This advanced-level webinar, presented on March 5, 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 already familiar with building eligibility, participant requirements, program documents, transition timeline, and overall certification process. This webinar provides in-depth details on Revision 01 highlights, details of the Rater checklists, not covered in Rater training, specific requirements in the HVAC Functional Testing Checklist, sampling in common spaces, using the Multifamily Workbook. Contact the ENERGY STAR team to receive a recorded copy of the webinar.

Audience: Builders, Home Energy Providers/Raters, Raters, Utilities/Program Sponsors
Resource Type: Training/Education, Webinar
Program Area: Multifamily High Rise, Program/Partner Updates, Single Family/Low Rise Multifamily
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ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Video - Better is Better (short version)

Last Updated: 01-22-2021

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.

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, Real Estate Agents, Utilities/Program Sponsors
Resource Type: Outreach/Marketing, Training/Education
Program Area: Affordable Housing, Consumer Marketing, Financing, Single Family/Low Rise Multifamily
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ENERGY STAR Certified New Homes Partner Locator

Last Updated: 06-10-2020

Utilize the Partner Locator Tool to find local builders, Raters, and program sponsor incentives related to ENERGY STAR certified new homes.

Audience: Builders, Home Buyers, Home Energy Providers/Raters, Utilities/Program Sponsors
Resource Type: Outreach/Marketing, Partner Locator
Program Area: Affordable Housing, Consumer Marketing, Manufactured/Modular Housing, 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 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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How to Utilize the ENERGY STAR Multifamily New Construction Program

Last Updated: 03-22-2021

Interested in capturing energy savings in the multifamily new construction sector? Learn how your sponsoring program can leverage the ENERGY STAR brand to promote energy efficiency in this expanding market. All multifamily projects are eligible for the ENERGY STAR Multifamily New Construction (MFNC) program. This webinar, presented on February 6, 2020, provides an overview of the program requirements, the certification process, the program participants, a comparison to other ENERGY STAR programs, the program's relationship to other Green Building programs, the associated costs & savings, examples of multifamily incentive programs, and marketing resources for utilities. Contact the ENERGY STAR team to receive a recorded copy of the webinar.

Audience: Utilities/Program Sponsors
Resource Type: Training/Education, Webinar
Program Area: Multifamily High Rise, Single Family/Low Rise Multifamily
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Introduction to ENERGY STAR RaterPRO Version 1.0, now available on the Phone

Last Updated: 03-22-2021

Watch the Introduction to ENERGY STAR RaterPRO Version 1.0 webinar, presented on March 11, 2021, to learn about ENERGY STAR RaterPRO. ENERGY STAR's RaterPRO is EPA's free mobile app that helps 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 and ENERGY STAR certifications. EPA is pleased to announce that RaterPRO is now available for both Apple iPhones and Android phones, allowing you to get started today without any additional hardware!

Audience: Home Energy Providers/Raters, Raters, Utilities/Program Sponsors
Resource Type: Energy Rating Tool, Webinar
Program Area: Single Family/Low Rise Multifamily
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Overview of ENERGY STAR Multifamily New Construction

Last Updated: 08-17-2021

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.

Audience: Architects & Designers, Builders, Community Developers, Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning (HVAC) Contractors, Home Builder Associations, Home Energy Providers/Raters, Local Governments, Raters, Utilities/Program Sponsors
Resource Type: Webinar
Program Area: Multifamily High Rise, Partner Recruitment, Program/Partner Updates, Single Family/Low Rise Multifamily