Energy Star Homes
Homes built "green" or to the New York ENERGY STAR® standards provide homeowners with comfortable, durable, environmentally friendly homes that are cost-effective to own and operate.Proven technologies and advanced building practices that ensure your home is energy efficient. ENERGY STAR Homes use less energy than conventionally built homes. New York Energy Star home use less energy, are performance tested, safer, healthier, more comfortable, built in all sizes, and provide real savings."
To earn the ENERGY STAR, a home must meet strict guidelines for energy efficiency set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), making them 20–30% more efficient than standard homes.
Homes achieve this level of performance through a combination of energy–efficient improvements, including...
To ensure that a home meets ENERGY STAR guidelines, third–party verification by a certified Home Energy Rater (or equivalent) is required.
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