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A New Day for Building ENERGY STAR

Last Updated: 10-08-2021

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. 

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: Webinar
Program Area: Consumer Marketing, Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC), Multifamily High Rise, Partner Recruitment, Partner Retention, Program/Partner Updates, Single Family/Low Rise Multifamily
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Dollars and Sense: Modeling Cost Savings in ENERGY STAR homes

Last Updated: 03-22-2021

Watch this webinar, presented on September 29, 2016, to gain tips for modeling ENERGY STAR homes cost-effectively and to offer greater cost-savings to your builder clients. Contact the ENERGY STAR team to receive a recorded copy of the webinar.

Audience: Architects & Designers, Home Energy Providers/Raters, Raters
Resource Type: Training/Education, Webinar
Program Area: Affordable Housing, Manufactured/Modular Housing, Multifamily High Rise, Single Family/Low Rise Multifamily
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ENERGY STAR Quality Assurance Checklists: Key Enhancements

Last Updated: 09-24-2021

View this webinar, presented on June 2, 2021, to learn about the significant changes that have been made to this year's ENERGY STAR Quality Assurance Checklist for Single-Family New Homes and Multifamily New Construction, and our new process for resolving homeowner complaints, called "Certification Review". You'll learn how to use the checklist during QA reviews and get answers to common QA policy questions.

Audience: Architects & Designers, 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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ENERGY STAR Residential New Construction Programs: The Year in Review/ The Year Ahead

Last Updated: 09-21-2021

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.

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: Webinar
Program Area: Manufactured/Modular Housing, Multifamily High Rise, Program/Partner Updates, Single Family/Low Rise Multifamily
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ENERGY STAR: The Decade Ahead Starts Now

Last Updated: 10-08-2021

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.

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: Webinar
Program Area: Multifamily High Rise, Program/Partner Updates, Single Family/Low Rise Multifamily
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HVAC Grading for HVAC Designers Fact Sheet – ENERGY STAR Multifamily New Construction

Last Updated: 10-08-2021

This three-page fact sheet provides HVAC designers 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: Architects & Designers
Resource Type: Training/Education
Program Area: Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC), Multifamily High Rise, 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
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Raising the Bar: Advancing the Versions of ENERGY STAR Residential New Construction

Last Updated: 09-27-2021

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. 

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: Partner Program Requirements, Technical Requirements/Policy Record, Webinar
Program Area: Manufactured/Modular Housing, Multifamily High Rise, Program/Partner Updates, Single Family/Low Rise Multifamily
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Start with ENERGY STAR (Multifamily New Construction)

Last Updated: 09-24-2021

Are you new to ENERGY STAR? Looking to exceed energy code (or go all the way to zero) in the multifamily building(s) you design, build, or fund, but don’t know where to begin? Start with ENERGY STAR Multifamily New Construction.

Audience: Architects & Designers, Builders, Raters
Resource Type: Partner Program Requirements
Program Area: Multifamily High Rise, 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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