ENERGY STAR Qualified Homes

ENERGY STAR® is a government-backed program helping businesses and individuals protect the environment through superior energy efficiency.  In 2005 alone, Americans saved enough energy via ENERGY STAR to avoid greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those from 23 million cars all while saving $12 billion on utility bills.

Want to save money on utility bills and help contribute to a better environment?  Why not create an ENERGY STAR Qualified New Home or upgrade your existing home with the help of locally-sponsored Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program contracts to cost-effectively improve your homes energy efficiency.

ENERGY STAR Qualified New Homes

An ENERGY STAR qualified new home performs better for the homeowner and the environment thanks to a variety of energy-efficient features.  Homes that earn the ENERGY STAR have met guidelines for energy efficiency set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  ENERGY Star qualified homes are at least 15% more energy efficient than homes built to the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).

ENERGY STAR homes can include a wide variety of energy-efficient features including effective insulation, high performance windows, tight construction and ducts, efficient heating and cooling, and ENERGY STAR qualified lighting and appliances.

Read more about the benefits for builders building ENERGY STAR qualified homes.

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Home Performance with ENERGY STAR

Home Performance with ENERGY STAR offers a comprehensive approach to home improvement that provides better energy efficiency, greater comfort, and lower utility bills for homeowners.  A whole-house assessment by a contractor participating in Home Performance with ENERGY STAR can uncover your home's performance problems and identify improvements that, when made together, can greatly improve your home's energy efficiency and comfort. The contractor can also help you get the work done right.