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Why ENERGY STAR?
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Lower utility bills:
Savings on monthly utility bills can be applied to debt service payments.

Increase property value:
Improve the market value of homes using energy-efficient products and practices.

Reduce maintenance:
New HVAC systems, advanced controls and efficient lighting reduce maintenance demands.


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For More Information
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For questions, comments or further information on HUD's Energy Action Plan or HUD's energy initiatives, please email EnergyAction@hud.gov. or call (202) 402-2978.


PRODUCTS

Find information on ENERGY STAR qualified products in over 35 categories, including appliances, heating and cooling equipment, windows, lighting. Use the energy-savings calculators to compare the annual savings of an ENERGY STAR qualified model with a non-qualifying model.

Locate rebates in your area on certain ENERGY STAR qualified products.

PRACTICES

Home Improvement Tools

The following home improvement tools will help you assess the opportunities for energy savings in single-family housing.

 -   Home Energy Advisor - provides a list of recommended improvements and estimated savings.
 -   Home Doctor - provides remedies for common house symptoms.
 -   Home Remodeler - provides advice on home remodeling projects.
 -   Home Sealing - helps you reduce energy losses by adding insulation and sealing air leaks and replacing windows.

HOMES

ENERGY STAR qualified homes are built to strict energy-efficiency guidelines using tried-and-true technologies and construction practices. Because ENERGY STAR qualified new homes use substantially less energy through more efficient heating, cooling, and water heating equipment, occupants can expect to save about $200-$400 annually on their utility bills.

Any single-family or multifamily residential building that is three stories or less in height can qualify to receive the ENERGY STAR label. This includes traditional site-constructed homes as well as modular, systems-built (e.g., insulated concrete forms, structural insulated panels), and HUD-code manufactured homes. To earn the label, a home must be least 30% more energy-efficient in its heating, cooling and water heating than a comparable home built to the 1993 Model Energy Code (MEC), and 15% more efficient than the state energy code.

Find Help
Use the Partner Locator to find homebuilders that build ENERGY STAR qualified new homes, utilities that offer special incentives to buyers and builders of ENERGY STAR qualified new homes, and home energy raters that can verify the energy efficiency of a home.

Become a Partner!
Organizations that partner with ENERGY STAR will see increased profits, satisfied customers, and environmental benefits. Learn more.

 
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