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The ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Team Announces that Revision 08 of the Version 3 ENERGY STAR Homes Program Requirements has been Posted to the ENERGY STAR Website!

Jul 15, 2015

The ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Team Announces that Revision 08 of the Version 3 ENERGY STAR Homes Program Requirements has been Posted to the ENERGY STAR Website!

Revision 08 is the most significant Revision since the release of Version 3. It is intended to address top concerns identified by Partners and will greatly reduce paperwork, better align the ENERGY STAR certification process with a HERS rating, and continue to improve the efficiency of new homes without compromising quality, comfort, or durability.

Partners are permitted to use these Revisions immediately, at their discretion, but must apply them to all homes permitted on or after July 1, 2016. A longer transition period has been provided given the significance of Revision 08

As part of this Revision, all major documents from the national program have been updated, as well as the regional requirements for California and Florida. Watch these short orientation videos to get you started with Revision 08:

To learn more, review the most substantial changes highlighted at the bottom of this email. A one-page document with these highlights, a crosswalk document showing where each Item from Rev. 07 was moved to in Rev. 08, and a version tracking document containing all of the specific changes in this Revision, are also available by clicking on the links and visiting the Version 3 Policy Clarifications and Changes webpage.

We also encourage you to participate in one of the upcoming webinars on Revision 08:

  • For Raters: Tuesday, July 7 from 2:00 – 3:00pm Eastern. Register at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/453371892531434753

  • For HVAC designers and contractors: Thursday, July 9 from 2:00 – 3:00pm Eastern. Register at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3455697243824973313

  • For builders: Tuesday, July 14 from 2:00 – 3:00pm Eastern. Register at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5934858469948267777

The ENERGY STAR Partnership Agreement Terms and Commitments have been updated and apply to all builder and Rater partners. The updated Terms and Commitments for raters can be found here and the updated Terms and Commitments for builders can be found here.

Please contact us at energystarhomes@energystar.gov if you have any questions

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