These requirements apply to single-family homes, duplexes and modular and site-built townhomes. A home is a very special place where life develops and memories are created. More than 100,000 people have trusted us to build their homes and communities. We have a great selection of new, fast-moving homes.
The North Carolina Department of Insurance is responsible for the overall oversight of the initiative across the state. Compliance with the ENERGY STAR requirements for each home must be verified both on the plant and on site following the procedures established by a QAP. The EPA allows existing homes to become ENERGY STAR certified when all the requirements of the ENERGY STAR certified housing program are met. To produce modules for homes that, once built, can obtain ENERGY STAR certification, the manufacturing plant must first demonstrate, to the satisfaction of a qualified external consultant approved by a quality control provider (QAP), that it has the capacity to consistently produce homes that meet ENERGY STAR requirements with respect to all the work done on the plant.
There are no changes for housing built in places where National Version 3.1 or a regional program requirement is already in effect. On June 11, 1996, the Building Code Council adopted the CABO Single Family Housing Code of 1995, with amendments from North Carolina that took effect on July 1, 1997. To obtain the ENERGY STAR label, a prefabricated home must meet all applicable program requirements and be produced in a plant certified by one of the following quality control providers (QAPs) recognized by the EPA. In addition, new buildings must consume 20% less drinking water than required by the North Carolina Plumbing Code and 50% less outdoor water than typical installations that use conventional systems. All plant work is carried out under the supervision of an external consultant, who is a factory construction specialist with experience in energy efficient construction.
Please note that the regional program requirements have been developed for homes in California, Florida, GU, Hawaii, the Northern Mariana Islands, Oregon, PR and WA. ENERGY STAR provides its active members with the opportunity to use the ENERGY STAR brand to promote homes that earn the ENERGY STAR label. To obtain ENERGY STAR certification, a house or apartment must meet the strict requirements of the energy efficiency program developed by the ENERGY STAR New Construction Program. By law, the Insurance Commissioner has overall oversight of the administration and enforcement of the building code of the state of North Carolina.
ENERGY STAR certified homes and apartments are at least 10% more efficient than homes built according to the code and, on average, achieve an improvement of 20%.