Yes. EPA has developed two complementary ENERGY STAR programs to provide certification to newly constructed multifamily 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 webpage 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 webpage for information about program requirements.
Please review the Decision Tree to determine which program is appropriate for your project. [NOTE: EPA is currently developing a new multifamily specification for release in 2019. View more information at www.energystar.gov/mfspec.]
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 may earn the ENERGY STAR recognition by benchmarking energy use data in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager over a 12-month period. Visit the ENERGY STAR for Existing Multifamily Housing webpage for more information.