The little label with a big message. Better is Better.
To earn the ENERGY STAR, the apartments in a new multifamily building must be built to meet strict guidelines for energy efficiency set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. An apartment unit that has earned the ENERGY STAR label has undergone a rigorous process of third-party testing and verification to ensure it delivers better quality, comfort, and value.
The blue ENERGY STAR label means:
Apartments and condos that earn the ENERGY STAR label are designed and verified to be at least 15% more energy efficient than buildings constructed using standard building practices. Units in these buildings are required to include ENERGY STAR certified refrigerators, dishwashers, clothes washers, and ceiling fans when these appliances are provided and have low-flow water fixtures that reduce water consumption.
Beyond featuring efficient appliances and equipment, these buildings combine an integrated approach to design with tried-and-true best practices for construction. Apartments that earn the ENERGY STAR label also undergo a series of third-party inspections and testing by licensed engineers and architects to ensure that they perform as designed.
What does that all mean for you? Peace of mind that your apartment was designed to reduce your energy costs and lower your utility bill.
ENERGY STAR certified apartments are designed to deliver comfort by:
- Ensuring that consistent temperatures are maintained across every room and controlling humidity in your unit, making the entire home comfortable year-round.
- Providing a constant supply of fresh and filtered air that reduces indoor pollutants including dust, pollen, and other allergens.
It can be hard to tell if you are going to be comfortable at home in your new apartment or condominium. Inconsistent temperatures from room to room, humidity issues, and inadequate ventilation are all things that can seriously impact how comfortable you feel. The ENERGY STAR label on your unit signifies that it was built with your comfort in mind.