To earn the ENERGY STAR, a home must meet guidelines for energy efficiency set by the U.S. EPA. These homes are at least 15% more energy efficient than homes built to the 2004 International Residential Code (IRC), and include additional energy-saving features that typically make them 20-30% more efficient than standard homes. ENERGY STAR qualified homes can include a variety of 'tried-and-true' energy-efficient features that contribute to improved home quality and homeowner comfort, and to lower energy demand and reduced air pollution, including effective insulation, tight construction and ducts, efficient heating and cooling equipment, high performance windows, and efficient products. To get started, you'll need to work with a Home Energy Rater. You can find a list of Home Energy Raters using our Partner Locator. Your rater will review your home plans to determine if they meet ENERGY STAR guidelines and make recommendations to improve energy efficiency, if necessary. During the construction process, the rater will also conduct inspections and perform diagnostic tests to ensure that your home qualifies to earn the ENERGY STAR. Find out more about the energy-efficient features of ENERGY STAR homes.
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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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