Energy Star

Energy Efficient Homes

ENERGY STAR is a government-backed program helping businesses and individuals protect the environment through superior energy efficiency.

Results are already adding up. Last year alone, Americans, with the help of ENERGY STAR, saved enough energy to power 10 million homes and avoid greenhouse gas emissions from 12 million cars - all while saving $6 billion.

Energy efficient choices can save families about a third on their energy bill with similar savings of greenhouse gas emissions, without sacrificing features, style or comfort. ENERGY STAR helps you make the energy efficient choice.

If looking for a new home, look for one that has earned the ENERGY STAR.

Energy efficient solutions can reduce the energy bill for many homeowners by 20 to 30 percent.

ENERGY STAR qualified new homes use substantially less energy for heating, cooling, and water heating. Homeowners can expect to save about $200-$400 annually on their utility bills.

The energy-efficient features of ENERGY STAR qualified new homes keep out excessive heat, cold, and noise, and ensure consistent temperatures between and across rooms - making these homes more comfortable to live in.

What are ENERGY STAR Qualified New Homes?

energy starAll ENERGY STAR qualified new homes are certified to meet EPA's strict guidelines for energy efficiency and certification is verified by an independent third party.

All ENERGY STAR qualified new homes receive the ENERGY STAR label, indicating to consumers that these energy-efficient homes are more comfortable, more durable, cost less to own, and are good for the environment.

Features of ENERGY STAR Qualified New Homes

ENERGY STAR qualified new homes achieve their energy savings through a variety of reliable and established technologies and building practices. Builders are free to select the energy efficiency features used in their new qualified homes, see below to learn more about the technologies and practices that are typically included.

  • Tight Construction (Reduced Air Infiltration)
  • Tight Ducts
  • Improved Insulation
  • High Performance Windows
  • Energy Efficient Heating & Cooling Equipment

All of these construction practices and more are included in green projects. Other ways for saving energy and money on your utilities include changing your light bulbs to energy saving flourescent bulbs.  They last 10 times longer and use less than half the energy versus a standard bulb producing the same amount of illumination.  Add solar screens to your windows.  These will help reduce your cooling costs significantly while also lowering your inside temperature several degrees.  Replace any aging weatherstripping around windows and doors.  Water your landscaping after midnight and before 4 am to reduce evaporation during the summer months.  For more about the Energy Star program vist www.energystar.gov.

Thinking about upgrading your appliances or other household items to newer, more energy efficient models?  You might be eligible for a rebate. Visit the government's Energy Star website and use their rebate finder.

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