To earn the ENERGY STAR, a home must be independently verified by a Home Energy Rater (also called a HERS rater). The rater is an independent third party to the builder who reviews the home plans, models the estimated energy use of the home, and verifies many aspects of the home in different phases of construction. In some situations, large production builders may have their homes verified according to a sampling protocol. 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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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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