Benefits of Building ENERGY STAR Certified Homes and Apartments
Today’s homebuyers and renters are looking for assurance that their homes and apartments are energy-efficient. Join thousands of builders and developers across the country that are using U.S. EPA’s trusted ENERGY STAR label, recognized by more than 90% of Americans, to give their clients confidence that they have made the right choice.
Builder & Developer Benefits
Improve Your Construction Process. Participating in the ENERGY STAR program can help you improve your construction process.
Reduce your construction costs: Building ENERGY STAR certified homes and apartments will reduce your lumber costs and offer cost savings through right-sized HVAC units.
Minimize costly call backs and retain residents: ENERGY STAR builders report that they experience a reduction in comfort-related complaints. Multifamily property managers report more satisfied residents who stay in their apartments longer.
Standardize your building practices: Using ENERGY STAR’s program requirements, you can help standardize specs for subcontractors for bidding and work performance purposes.
Obtain industry vetted support: EPA can provide you with best practices from builders and developers across the country and for your specific climate.
Sell More Homes & Rent More Quickly. Partnering with ENERGY STAR gives you access to a number of free ENERGY STAR sales and marketing resources that can help you sell more homes or lease your multifamily apartments more quickly.
Higher sales price: Studies indicate sales price premiums of up to 6% for ENERGY STAR certified and similarly efficient homes.
Co-brand with ENERGY STAR: Display the ENERGY STAR logo with your own company’s logo.
Turn-key marketing and sales training tools: Use free marketing collateral and sales training resources to help position yourself as an ENERGY STAR builder or developer.
Awards and recognition: Stand out from your competition by receiving national recognition from the EPA.