ENERGY STAR Homes Nearly 17% Market Share in 2008

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Both home builders and home buyers are continuing to invest in high performing homes that save consumers money on their utility bills, while helping to protect the environment. Nearly 17% of all single-family homes built nationally in 2008 earned EPA's ENERGY STAR label, up from 12% in 2007. In addition, market share for ENERGY STAR qualified homes was 20% or greater in 15 states in 2008, including Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Iowa, Kentucky, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, and Vermont.