ENERGY STAR products are independently certified to save energy without sacrificing features or functionality. Saving energy helps prevent climate change. Look for the ENERGY STAR label to save money on your energy bills and help protect our environment.
Improving your home's energy efficiency with ENERGY STAR can help to lower high energy bills, improve comfort and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Learn about the many ways to save in your home and track your progress with "My ENERGY STAR" - your new dashboard to savings.
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.
Improve financial performance and reduce carbon emissions with EPA's strategic energy management approach.
If your house was built before 1978, it probably contains lead-based paint, the leading cause of lead poisoning in children. Dispose of all construction debris containing lead paint as household hazardous waste at your local solid waste facility. All hired contractors must provide homeowners with a brochure before beginning a window, door, or skylight replacement. View the brochure (3.25 MB).
You don’t want those old windows and doors, but someone might. If they are free of lead paint (3.25 MB), consider donating your windows, doors, and other unwanted building materials to a Building Materials Reuse Center (BMRC). BMRCs have sprung up all over the country to give used, but still useful, building materials a second chance before sending them to a landfill. Check the directory of BMRCs maintained by the Building Material Reuse Association to find a center near you. Call ahead to make sure they accept windows.
Habitat for Humanity has over 500 ReStores nationwide that accept donated building materials. Call ahead to make sure they accept windows, and ask for a receipt so you can write your donation off on your taxes.