Energy Star Version 3 samples
Examples of what it takes to pass the ENERGY STAR Version 3 (Rev. 03) Thermal Enclosure System Rater Checklist.
The ENERGY STAR New Homes Program uses both current building science theory and practical experience to look at building design, construction techniques, materials, and HVAC equipment, and to investigate their effects on building occupants. The ENERGY STAR New Homes Program sees a house as a system, where changes in one part of the building may have effects on all other portions of the building.
Many aspects of building design, construction, and operation can affect the health and comfort of the people in the building. This introduction focuses on three particular areas:
- Heat Flow
- Moisture Flow
For each of these issues, the introduction explores causes, control measures, and effects on both buildings and occupants. This introduction defines many of the theories behind the ENERGY STAR New Homes requirements.
Program Indicators in Texas
- 342,758 ENERGY STAR qualified homes built to date
- 5,818 ENERGY STAR qualified homes built 2011 to date
- 30,082 ENERGY STAR qualified homes built in 2010
- 696 ENERGY STAR Builder Partners