Buying a new home is one of the biggest purchases you'll ever make. By choosing one that has earned the government's trusted ENERGY STAR label, you can have the house of your dreams and enjoy peace of mind knowing it's been built to meet strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Find builders who are committed to the next generation of ENERGY STAR certified homes.
By using less energy for heating, cooling, and water heating, ENERGY STAR certified homes deliver approximately 20% savings on annual utility bills. Over the 7 to 8 years that a typical family lives in a home, you can save thousands of dollars in maintenance cost.
In ENERGY STAR certified homes, comfort is ensured with consistent temperatures between and across rooms; indoor air quality is enhanced by reducing dust, pollen, bugs, and excessive humidity; and durability is improved with comprehensive water protection, windows that block damaging sunlight, and better grade equipment.
The energy used in our homes often comes from the burning of fossil fuels at power plants. So, by using less energy to operate, ENERGY STAR certified homes help to prevent air pollution—an added benefit for today's environmentally-conscious consumer looking for "green" choices.