Water Protection System

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A comprehensive package of best building practices and materials protects roofs, walls, and foundations from water damage and helps ensure durability and prevent moisture-related indoor air quality problems. Learn more about a complete water management system in this fact sheet (PDF, 3.51MB).

Water–Managed Construction Details

Tried–and–true building practices, such as flashing, moisture barriers, and heavy–duty membranes, are employed to effectively drain water from the roofs, walls, and foundations of ENERGY STAR certified homes and apartments.

Building Materials

Proper storage and selection of materials helps prevent water– and mold–damaged materials in ENERGY STAR certified homes and apartments.

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Explore ENERGY STAR Home Features

Every ENERGY STAR certified home and apartment is built with the following features. Ask your builder or leasing agent for more information.

The Dunson Family, Victorville, CA

“We were excited for the opportunity to buy a brand new ENERGY STAR certified home as our first family home. Our utility bills are half of what they were in the previous home even though we have an additional five hundred square feet in our new home. I cannot say enough about how wonderful it is to be doing our part for a better tomorrow!”

—The Dunson Family,
Victorville, CA