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.
Habitat for Humanity of Elkhart County works with low- to moderate-income families from all walks of life to provide quality, sustainable affordable housing. The organization is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for its leadership in providing energy-efficient, affordable homes to lower-income families by constructing ENERGY STAR qualified homes. Key accomplishments include:
· Building eight new homes that have earned the ENERGY STAR in 2010 for a total of 22 qualified homes since 2008.
· Updating two existing homes to be more energy efficient by installing products that have earned the ENERGY STAR, such as refrigerators, ceiling fans, and clothes washers.
· Making a commitment to construct 100 percent of its homes to qualify for the ENERGY STAR.
· Lowering the average monthly household utility bill of housing clients to under $50, or less than 20 percent of the average monthly mortgage payment.