An Energy Star qualified home is a smart investment for you, and the environment. Homes that earn the Energy Star label are up to 30% more energy efficient than homes built to the current residential code.
What does that mean for you? Lower energy bills and maintenance costs, a quieter, more comfortable home, healthier indoor air, and the possibility for a higher resale value when it comes time to move. By using less energy, you’re also helping to conserve natural resources and reducing your impact on the environment. In short, an Energy Star qualified home performs better for you and the environment.
Earning the Energy Star label.
To earn the Energy Star Label, a home must meet strict guidelines for energy efficiency set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Homes achieve this level of performance through a complete package of building performance measures including:
A Complete Thermal Enclosure System- Comprehensive air sealing measures, properly installed insulation, and high performance windows
A Complete Heating and Cooling System – High efficiency systems that are engineered and installed to deliver more comfort, better moisture control, improved indoor air quality, and quieter operation
A Complete Water Management System – A comprehensive package of best building practices and materials protects roofs, walls and foundation from water damage, provides added protection, and reduces the risk of indoor air quality problems
Energy Efficient Lighting and Appliances – Energy Star certified lighting, appliances, and fans are commonly installed throughout Energy Star homes, helping reduce monthly utility bills