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.
Xcel Energy serves 3.4 million electricity customers and 1.9 million natural gas customers in eight Western and Midwestern states: Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin. Xcel Energy is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for exceptional delivery of its ENERGY STAR qualified homes program. Key accomplishments include:
· Recruiting new builders and rating companies for a total of 300 builders and 30 rating companies participating in the ENERGY STAR Homes programs in Minnesota and Colorado.
· Achieving a 50 percent market penetration of ENERGY STAR qualified homes in Minnesota and a 40 percent market penetration in Colorado.
· Sponsoring the construction of more than 3,600 ENERGY STAR qualified homes in 2010 for a total of over 9,000 ENERGY STAR qualified homes sponsored since Xcel Energy's ENERGY STAR Homes program began.
· Sponsoring a free training seminar for builders and realtors to help prepare them for the changes in ENERGY STAR Version 3; this seminar also educated the nearly 200 participants on how to construct and sell qualified homes.