ENERGY STAR certified homes meet a specific energy target and are built sufficiently airtight. This saves energy and provides better comfort so the homes are more air-sealed than a typical new home. Energy-efficient homes also help to reduce drafts and cold spots, dust, pollen, pests, and noise.
Features of an Energy Star home
Features of an Energy Star home are energy-efficient windows and higher insulation levels which will help to improve the overall comfort of your home and create more balanced temperatures. This is especially beneficial during hot and cold seasons when you want your home to be at a temperature you find more comfortable than what it is like outdoors. There is a device installed in your home, exchanging the indoor stale air with outdoor filtered air.
Water efficiency is also included in every BUILT GREEN® home. Features will vary from water-saving toilets to low-flow showers and faucets to xeriscaping and more.
Electrical efficiency is addressed in this program with options for CFL and LED lighting to timers and motion sensors to whole-home automation.
Improving your home’s energy efficiency with ENERGY STAR can help to lower high energy bills, improve comfort and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
ENERGY STAR certified home is built to be about 20% more energy efficient than a typical home. By saving energy, we can help protect the environment.
ENERGY STAR certified home saves the same amount of energy as watching 17 hockey seasons on TV or running a refrigerator for 10 years
We all look for ways to save money every year. We try to cut back on our morning coffee grab, we make more lunches during the week, and we pass on dining out to stay on track. This leaves you with extra funds to go towards a money goal you may have.
These savings are invisible, you will not see them or even feel the bills on your fingertips, but you will get those savings either way.
The ENERGY STAR standard is an add-on to the standard regional building codes and is specifically designed to improve the energy efficiency of your home.
Will your home stand out when you decide to sell one day? An energy-efficient home may provide appeal for potential buyers. Prospective buyers look for homes that will be comfortable and save them money.
With an ENERGY STAR certified home, you are already ahead of the game. Energy-saving features like high-performing windows and heating and cooling systems are attractive features for a buyer.
Peace of Mind
ENERGY STAR certified homes are evaluated, inspected and labelled by a third-party energy advisor. The homes are also constructed by a builder who is dedicated to building to a higher energy-saving standard. This gives you peace of mind that your home meets the ENERGY STAR energy efficiency standard
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