Why ENERGY STAR?
Lower utility bills:
Reduce energy bills for homeowners by $200-$400
New HVAC systems, advanced controls
and efficient lighting reduce maintenance demands.
Energy-efficient homes consistently earn higher resale prices than
STAR Qualified New Homes
STAR qualified new homes use substantially less energy than conventional homes,
saving homeowners $200-$400 a year on their utility bills. These homes also feature
greater durability and comfort.
single-family or multi-family residential home 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, structurally insulated panels), and HUD-code manufactured homes.
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. By making homes more affordable,
ENERGY STAR mortgages also help building professionals sell higher quality, more
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, and home energy raters that can verify the energy efficiency
of a home.
& Sponsors of New Homes that partner with and encourage the use of ENERGY
STAR in new homes will see increased profits, satisfied customers, and environmental