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: Getting Started with Rev. 08 – For Raters (5 min) Getting Started with Rev. 08 – For Builders (4 min) Getting Started with Rev. 08 – For HVAC Designers (3 min) Getting Started with Rev. 08 – For HVAC Contractors (3 min) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions This message was sent to you on behalf of ENERGY STAR. Each ENERGY STAR partner organization must have at least one primary contact receiving e-mail to maintain partnership. If you are no longer working on ENERGY STAR, and wish to be removed as a contact, please update your contact status in your MESA account. If you are not a partner organization and wish to opt out of receiving e-mails, you may call the ENERGY STAR Hotline at 1-888-782-7937 and request to have your mass mail settings changed. Unsubscribing means that you will no longer receive program-wide or product-specific e-mails from ENERGY STAR.