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A new home that has earned the ENERGY STAR label has undergone a process of inspections, testing, and verification to meet strict requirements set by the US EPA. ENERGY STAR certified homes use 15-30% less energy than typical new homes while delivering better comfort, quality, and durability.
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The annual energy bill for a typical single home is approximately $2,200.
(includes refrigerator, dishwasher, clothes washer and dryer)
(includes computer and monitor and TV and DVD player)
(includes external power adapters, telephony, set-top boxes, ceiling fans, vent fans and home audio)
Source: Typical House Memo, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2009 and Typical house_2009_Reference.xls spreadsheet.
Average price of electricity is 11.3 cents per kilo-watt hour. Average price of natural gas is $13.29 per million Btu.
* "Other" represents an array of household products, including stoves, ovens, microwaves, and small appliances like coffee makers and dehumidifiers.