To earn the ENERGY STAR, a home must be independently verified by a Home Energy Rater (also called a HERS rater). The rater can use either a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) rating or an EPA-approved Builder Option Package (BOP). In either case, the home must be performance tested. Large production builders may also be able to take advantage of an established sampling protocol in having their homes qualified. You can search the New Homes Partner Locator for ENERGY STAR Home Energy Raters by state.
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ENERGY STAR products are independently certified to save energy without sacrificing features or functionality. Saving energy helps prevent climate change. Look for the ENERGY STAR label to save money on your energy bills and help protect our environment.
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energy savings at home
Improving your home's energy efficiency with ENERGY STAR can help to lower high energy bills, improve comfort and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Learn about the many ways to save in your home and track your progress with "My ENERGY STAR" - your new dashboard to savings.
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energy efficient new homes
A new home that has earned the ENERGY STAR label has undergone a process of inspections, testing, and verification to meet strict requirements set by the US EPA. ENERGY STAR certified homes use 15-30% less energy than typical new homes while delivering better comfort, quality, and durability.
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