Any single-family home or unit in a multifamily building can earn the ENERGY STAR label. This includes traditional site-constructed homes as well as log homes, modular homes, systems-built homes (e.g., insulated concrete forms, structurally insulated panels), and HUD-code manufactured homes. EPA has developed two complimentary ENERGY STAR programs to provide certification to newly constructed residential homes and buildings:
- Single family homes and 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.
Please review our Decision Tree to determine which program is appropriate for your project.