Why ENERGY STAR?
Save up to 30%, or about $400 a year by using ENERGY
STAR qualified products and recommended practices.
New HVAC systems, advanced controls and efficient lighting reduce maintenance
Increase resale value:
Energy-efficient homes consistently
earn higher resale prices than average homes.
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.
STAR offers a wide range of home improvement tools to help you assess and improve
the efficiency of your home.
STAR qualified homes are built to strict energy-efficiency guidelines using tried-and-true
technologies and construction practices. ENERGY STAR qualified new homes are high
quality, comfortable homes that cost less and are good for the environment.
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.
an ENERGY STAR Qualified Home
STAR mortgages can help a homebuyer qualify for larger loans at their current
income level. ENERGY STAR mortgages allow lenders to increase their loan amount
by factoring in the home's estimated monthly utility savings. This means the homebuyer
can purchase a larger house or extra options.
Use the Partner
Locator to find home builders that build ENERGY STAR qualified new homes,
lenders that offer ENERGY STAR mortgages, 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.