Verifiers/Raters Resources

ENERGY STAR projects permitted on or after January 1, 2016

To earn the ENERGY STAR® label, new single-family and multifamily homes must be built to ENERGY STAR guidelines found on the ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Northwest landing page.  

Check with local utilities for incentive opportunities for single-family or multifamily homes. For a single-family ENERGY STAR home to qualify for incentives, the Rater must: certify the home according to national guidelines; generate a Northwest Compliance Report as described in the archived Northwest Program Requirements for Single-Family Homes consistent with the Northwest REM/Rate Modeling Guidelines; and enter the home in the Axis database. For multifamily homes to quality for incentives, the Rater must: certify the homes according to one of the Northwest Multifamily Builder Option Packages (BOPS), NW MF BOP 1 or NW MF BOP 2; and enter the units in the Axis database.

All ENERGY STAR single-family and multifamily homes qualifying for utility incentives via the single-family Northwest Compliance Report or the multifamily BOPs, and entered into Axis, must be completed and certified by September 30, 2016.

The Axis database may be used to enter, report and manage national non-incentivized ENERGY STAR certified homes. Please check with your Northwest RESNET Provider for more information.

ENERGY STAR projects permitted prior to January 1, 2016

Follow the archived Northwest Program Requirements for Single-Family Homes and Northwest REM/Rate Modeling Guidelines or the Northwest Multifamily BOPs, NW MF BOP 1 or NW MF BOP 2. All projects permitted prior to January 1, 2016 and using Northwest ENERGY STAR Homes specifications must be entered and certified in the Axis database by September 30, 2016.

If you have questions, please consult the FAQ and Northwest Directory. The Northwest Directory contains contact information for the national ENERGY STAR Certified Homes program, RESNET, H-QUITOs and other voluntary green building certification programs in the Northwest. 

Many of the resources listed below are specific to the Northwest and may not be applicable to the national ENERGY STAR Certified Homes program. 

 

Title Description Updated File
Success with ENERGY STAR EPA's October 15 presentation on navigating the transition from northwest to national ENERGY STAR 11/30/2015 Download
Calculating Performance Webinar Slides from the September 23 webinar on calculating performance in pilot homes. 11/02/2015 Download
Phase III UDRH files for REM/Rate Zip file of all 4 state specific UDRH files for REM/Rate modeling in Phase III 10/27/2015 Download
Northwest Multifamily BOP1 For use on multifamily homes permitted on or after 7-1-15 10/19/2015 Download
Northwest Multifamily BOP2 For use on multifamily homes permitted on or after 7-1-15 10/19/2015 Download
Northwest Pilot Homebuyer Flyer

This customizable flyer outlines the benefits of owning a highly efficient home to share with potential pilot homebuyers.

10/06/2015 Download
Rater Newsletter - Q3, 2015 10/05/2015 View
Modeling Guidelines for NEEA Pilot Phase III

Raters should use these guidelines when modeling phase III homes in Northwest REM/Rate.

09/25/2015 Download
Rater Design Review Checklist and Rater Field Checklist_Rev8 Applies to all homes permitted on or after July 1, 2015. 09/02/2015 Download
HVAC Commissioning Checklist_Rev8 Applies to all homes permitted on or after July 1, 2015. 09/02/2015 Download

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