The EPA has recently released new guidelines to accompany ENERGY STAR New
Homes Version 3.0 (also known as ENERGY STAR 2011), which will soon go into
effect (see the implementation section to follow for more details).
According to the EPA, ENERGY STAR Version 3.0 is designed to address
several key areas that were overlooked in previous versions of the ENERGY STAR
To qualify a home under Version 3.0, a home must meet the requirements of four checklists: