Buying a new home is one of the biggest purchases you’ll ever make. By choosing one that has earned the government’s trusted ENERGY STAR® label, you can have the house of your dreams and enjoy peace of mind knowing it’s been built to meet strict energy efficiency guidelines.
The ENERGY STAR® label means that your new home has been designed and built to standards well above other homes on the market. It means better quality, better comfort, and better durability. It also means that your new home is a better value for today, and better investment for tomorrow. More than a mark of efficiency, the ENERGY STAR® label is also a symbol of trust, quality, and responsible stewardship of the environment that we all live in.
When rigorous ENERGY STAR® requirements are applied to new home construction, you get a home that’s built better from the ground up. The combination for a fully integrated approach to design and construction with tried-and-true best building practices adds up to a home with better durability, better comfort, and reduced utility and maintenance costs. This comprehensive method delivers systems that work together to provide better performance and an overall superior level of quality, especially when compared to most resale homes on the market today.
You’ll rest easy knowing that your home has undergone significantly more inspections and testing, and verification to ensure that it meets strict requirements than a typical newly built home. Specially certified professionals, trained in advanced building science, work with ENERGY STAR® builders to select the most appropriate energy-efficient features for their homes and provide the independent verification necessary to earn the ENERGY STAR® label. (See ENERGY STAR® New Home Features).
Just ask anyone who lives in an ENERGY STAR® certified new home to go back to their old, inefficient home. You’ll likely hear that there’s no way they’ll give up the comfort that came with the ENERGY STAR® label on their new home. From the moment you walk in the door of your ENERGY STAR® certified new home, you’ll see, feel, and hear the difference. You’ll find that air leaks and drafts are diminished, humidity levels are controlled, and even outside noise is reduced.
Each ENERGY STAR® home can keep 4,500 lbs of greenhouse gases out of our air each year. And because homes have such long life-spans, this environmental benefit lasts for many, many years.
The easy way to make sure a new home is energy efficient is to look for the blue ENERGY STAR® mark. A Green Home Begins with ENERGY STAR® Blue!