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Source: energystar.gov
Revision 08 of the ENERGY STAR Certified Home v3.0 specs, which was released in July 2015, reduces the paperwork and streamlines the certification process, making it easier to certify a home under v3 or v3.1. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has three key requirements to earn the Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) label:
>high efficiency levels;
>key performance measures addressing moisture, comfort, and IAQ; and
ENERGY STAR Certified Homes has several upcoming webinars specifically geared for builders, HVAC contractors and designers, and energy raters. See dates, times and links here.

>>News from the Building Technologies Office
Source: energy.gov 
Check out the latest news, upcoming events and webinars from the Building Technologies Office: 

>DOE Seeking Information on Design and Construction of High-Performance Tenant Spaces
>Workshop Participants Ponder Vision for Future Buildings
>DOE to Announce FY 2016 SBIR/STTR Funding Opportunity

>>U.S. DOE Building America Update
Source: energy.gov
The U.S. Department of Energy's Building America Update newsletter is now available, and includes:

>The launch of the 2016 Race to Zero Student Design Competition
>Zero Energy Ready Homes Housing Innovation Awards at the EEBA conference
>The Tour of Zero national campaign
>RESNET's proposed amendment to ANSI standard for airtightness and airflow
>Call for new teams and venue for Solar Decathlon 2017
>Regional adoption of low-e storm windows as a "proven" energy efficiency technology
>This month's residential success stories highlighting high-performance new construction
>The latest publications from Building America: heat pumps, superinsulated buildings, and more!
Read the full issue for the latest news and information from Building America.

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