ENERGY STAR® Revision 9

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Work Smarter Not Harder - Time is Running Out

Compliance requirements got you feeling all bogged down? ENERGY STAR® feels your pain and has come to the rescue with the new Revision 9 checklist and documents!

ENERGY STAR Revision 9

Published: October 14, 2018

Please note: ENERGY STAR has updated to a newer version. Please reference their website for the most current requirements.

Intended to CLARIFY, SIMPLIFY, and Create Greater EFFICIENCY

We want to ensure that all of our ENERGY STAR partners are taking advantage of the new Revision 9 checklists and documents, and time is running out to get on board. Per ENERGY STAR compliance requirements, any home permitted after January 1st, 2019 must comply with all Revision 9 programmatic changes. This includes using the correct Revision 9 checklists.

We encourage our builder partners to share the National HVAC Design Report and HVAC Commissioning Checklist with their and Field Superintendents and HVAC Contractors to help keep everyone on the same page.

Revision 9 Highlights

HVAC Checklist 

  • Item 4.2.3: Increased tolerance for Conditioned Floor Area used in HVAC Design Report
  • Item 4.2.4: Increased tolerance for window area used in HVAC Design Report

Rater Field Checklist

  • Item 6.2: Low-end limit for bedroom pressure differential, test configuration, and other strategies for meeting pressure limit
  • Item 6.4 and Footnote 41: Clarification of units for duct leakage tolerance
  • Item 7.7.2: Air inlet distance from dryer exhaust
  • Updated footnote references

HVAC Design Report

  • Item 3.3 and Footnote 12: Design temperate limits added for US Territories
  • Item 4.5: Alternative document to AHRI Reference #
  • Item 4.21: Increased sizing allowance for furnaces paired with cooling
  • Footnote 2: Increased tolerance for window area

Current revision documentation and rater checklists can be found on the ENERGY STAR Partner Resources site, in the right panel menu titled "National Mandatory Measurements".

View the complete list of Version 3 / 3.1 Revisions here. 

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2 Comments on “ENERGY STAR® Revision 9”

  1. Your web page refers to Revision 9 documents, but links to Energy Star’s site, which has been updated with only Revision 10 documents being easily available…

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