Space Type Eligibility

Single family homes, attached (duplexes and townhouses) and detached; multifamily buildings up to five stories in height.

Program Requirements

Program Version and Revision Number (National, except California) Required for Use, if Home's Permit Date is On/After This Date
Version 1, Revision 07 6/1/2019
Version 1, Revision 08 1/1/2023
Program Version and Revision Number (California) Required for Use, if Home's Plan Approval Date and Permit Date are On/After This Date
Version 1, Revision 07, for California 10/1/2018
Version 1, Revision 08, for California 1/1/2023

Please note that revisions to program versions may optionally be used earlier than the required date, once they are issued by DOE. For homes in California with plan approval dates and permit dates before 10/1/2018 and homes not in California with permit dates before 6/1/2019, please contact zerh@doe.gov for earlier program revisions.

DOE Zero Energy Ready Homes, Version 1, Revision 07

DOE Zero Energy Ready Homes, Version 1, Revision 07, for California

DOE Zero Energy Ready Homes, Version 1, Revision 08 

DOE Zero Energy Ready Homes, Version 1, Revision 08, for California

DOE Zero Energy Ready Homes PV Ready Checklist

Interpretation and Waiver Policies that Apply to ZERH Version 1

The following policies for DOE ZERH Version 1 may be considered for projects meeting the conditions of the policy. Unless noted otherwise these policies apply only to DOE ZERH Version 1 and do not apply to other versions of the program. The policies listed below are the only policies currently available.