Home Buyer Overview

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If you’re like most people, you may associate the ENERGY STAR® label with energy efficient products like refrigerators, windows and electronics. But did you know that entire new homes can also receive the ENERGY STAR certification?

ENERGY STAR certified new homes typically use 20-30 percent less energy when compared to a new home that was just built to code. A home with the ENERGY STAR certified label has undergone a process of inspections, testing and verification to meet strict requirements to deliver better quality, comfort and durability.

If you are looking for a new home, ask a builder to show you the home’s ENERGY STAR label.