|(a) Any capitalized terms that are defined in Tex.
Gov't Code Chapter 2306, and Chapter 1 of this title (relating to
Administration), Chapter 2 of this title (relating to Enforcement),
Chapter 20 of this title (relating to Single Family Programs Umbrella
Rule), or other applicable Department Program Rule, have, when capitalized,
the meanings ascribed to them therein.
(b) The following words and terms, when used in this
chapter, shall have the following meanings, unless the context or
the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) indicates otherwise.
(1) ENERGY STAR Certified Appliances, Equipment, and
Products--Labeled appliances, equipment, and products that are independently
certified to save energy without sacrificing features or functionality,
meeting the U.S. EPA's specifications for energy efficiency and performance.
(2) ENERGY STAR Certified Home--A new construction
home that has earned the ENERGY STAR label and has undergone a process
of inspections, testing, and verification to meet requirements set
forth by the U.S. EPA.
(3) ENERGY STAR Certified Manufactured Housing Unit--A
manufactured home that has been designed, produced, and installed
by the home manufacturer to meet ENERGY STAR requirements for energy
(4) RESNET--Residential Energy Services Network. RESNET
is an independent, nonprofit organization established in 1995 to help
homeowners reduce the cost of their utility bills by making their
homes more energy efficient. RESNET-certified Home Energy Systems
Raters are required to inspect, test, and verify homes for ENERGY
(5) U.S. EPA--United States Environmental Protection
(6) WaterSense Labeled Fixtures--Labeled products that
are backed by independent, third-party testing and certification,
meeting the U.S. EPA's specifications for water efficiency and performance.