QA New Homes
Contractors that are approved for the ACCA QA New Homes program are eligible to participate in new home construction projects that are intended to receive the ENERGY STAR label.
ACCA Vice President, Quality Assured Programs
More than 700 contractors have qualified for the QA New Homes Program nationwide. Click here to search our directory of participating contractors.
Participation in QA New Homes requires that a contractor meet several baseline requirements (including licensing and certification), follow ANSI-approved standards when designing and installing HVAC equipment, and maintain paperwork and documentation related to each installation intended for the ENERGY STAR label. ACCA verifies each participants’ licenses and credentials, and conducts random audits of all participants to ensure compliance.
How to Apply
Applying for QA New Homes is a multi-step process. You must participate in an online orientation class; complete an online application; submit copies of pertinent licenses, insurance, and certifications; and pay a small annual participation fee. Click here to learn more and begin your application process.
Renew Your QA New Homes Participation
To renew your QA credentials, click here.
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About ACCA QA New Homes
QA New Homes was launched in 2011 after the Environmental Protection Administration invited the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) to lead the way in developing a contractor accreditation program for ENERGY STAR 3.0. This only made sense, since ACCA is the author of the ANSI-approved Quality Installation and Verification standards on which utilities, regulators, code officials, and contractors rely for quality assurance.
Because ACCA is an organization of contractors who believe in the highest ethical standards, QA New Homes was developed as a rigorous program. Builders and regulators can rest assured that participants in the ACCA QA New Homes program are the most likely contractors to complete an actual quality installation.