Why ENERGY STAR?
Lower utility bills:
Savings on monthly utility bills can be applied
to debt service payments.
Increase property value:
market value of homes using energy-efficient products and practices.
New HVAC systems, advanced controls and efficient lighting
reduce maintenance demands.
information on ENERGY STAR qualified products in over 35 categories, including
cooling equipment, windows,
Use the energy-savings calculators to compare the annual savings of an ENERGY
STAR qualified model with a non-qualifying model.
in your area on certain ENERGY STAR qualified products.
following home improvement tools will help you assess the opportunities for energy
savings in single-family housing.
Energy Advisor - provides a list of recommended improvements and estimated
Doctor - provides remedies for common house symptoms. |
Remodeler - provides advice on home remodeling projects. |
Sealing - helps you reduce energy losses by adding insulation and sealing
air leaks and replacing windows. |
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.
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.
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.
Organizations that partner with ENERGY STAR will see increased
profits, satisfied customers, and environmental benefits. Learn