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Looking for a new home? ENERGY STAR certified homes offer you all the latest features you want in a home, plus energy efficiency improvements that deliver better quality, performance, comfort and value. Purchasing an ENERGY STAR certified new home also means energy and cost savings year after year.

Proven value

Your purchase is backed by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR label, the nationally recognized symbol for energy efficiency. New homes that have earned the trusted ENERGY STAR label, are an average of 20% more energy efficient than standard new homes built to code. Over the years you can also save thousands of dollars in maintenance costs. Plus, when the time comes to sell your home, the ENERGY STAR label can be a big advantage in a competitive real estate market.

Wall-to-wall comfort

What does it feel like to live in an ENERGY STAR new home? From the moment you walk in the door, you’ll see, feel and hear the difference. Built with higher quality, energy-saving features, ENERGY STAR certified homes deliver consistent temperatures throughout the home, along with improved indoor air quality and protection against air pollutants, drafts, excessive humidity, damaging sunlight and noise.

Enduring quality

A new home is a big investment, so it’s important that it be designed with features built to last. With an ENERGY STAR certified new home, the best tried-and-true construction practices are used from the ground up. And, with the following energy efficiency features guaranteed in every ENERGY STAR new home, you’ll know you made the right choice.

  • Effective insulation
  • High-performance windows and doors
  • High-efficiency heating, ventilation, and cooling equipment
  • Energy-efficient products and appliances

A certified, independent third-party inspector also verifies that the home meets EPA’s rigorous requirements, through a series of on-site inspections and performance tests.

Are you ready to find the home of your dreams? Contact a participating homebuilder today to learn about ENERGY STAR certified homes and communities being constructed in your area.

Questions? Check out our FAQs. Or, see our Overview for Homebuyers.

Interested in becoming a participating builder or rater? Learn more.