What are the benefits of an
ENERGY STAR® Home?
ENERGY STAR® homes are built for energy savings and comfort, which means lower energy costs, even year-round temperatures and fewer emissions that contribute to global warming.
Better for you; better for the environment.
To earn the ENERGY STAR®, a home must meet strict guidelines for energy efficiency set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. These homes are at least 15% more energy efficient than homes built to the 2004 International Residential Code (IRC), and include additional energy-saving features that typically make them 20–30% more efficient than standard homes.
And with homebuyers increasingly interested in green building, energy efficiency is the place to start. That's because the energy used in homes often comes from the burning of fossil fuels at power plants, which contributes to smog, acid rain, and risks of global warming. So, the less energy used, the less air pollution generated. And the easy way to make sure a new home is energy efficient is to look for the blue ENERGY STAR® mark, the government-backed symbol for energy efficiency.
For additional information on ENERGY STAR® homes visit: http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=new_homes.hm_index
ENERGY STAR® qualified homes can include a variety of "tried-and-true" energy-efficient features that contribute to improved home quality and homeowner comfort, and to lower energy demand and reduced air pollution.
- Effective Insulation
- High Performance Windows
- Tight Construction and Ducts
- Efficient Cooling and Heating Equipment
- Efficient Products
- Third-party Verification
To read more details about energy efficient features visit: http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=new_homes.nh_features
ENERGY STAR® qualified homes offer homebuyers all the features they want in a new home, plus energy-efficient improvements that deliver better performance, greater comfort, and lower utility bills. To learn more about the benefits to homeowners visit: http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=new_homes.nh_benefits
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