EPA has developed two complimentary ENERGY STAR programs to provide certification to newly constructed multifamily buildings. Please review our Decision Tree to determine which program is appropriate for your project.
Units in low rise multifamily buildings (buildings with 3 stories or less and some 4 and 5 story buildings) can earn the ENERGY STAR through the Certified Homes program. Visit the ENERGY STAR Certified Homes program website for information about program requirements.
Units in mid and high rise buildings (all buildings over 3 stories) can earn the ENERGY STAR through the Multifamily High Rise (MFHR) program. Visit the ENERGY STAR MFHR program website for information about program requirements.
Certain building types that are multifamily by nature, such as dorms and nursing homes, may not be eligible for the new construction programs.
Existing multifamily buildings are able to earn the ENERGY STAR through the Commercial and Industrial Buildings Program. To learn more about how these specific types of multifamily buildings can earn the ENERGY STAR please visit www.energystar.gov/buildings.