There are many ways to build green, and each yields a variety of benefits. Two areas where building green becomes most beneficial are cost savings, and healthy living. With a plethora of green materials to choose from, including everything from building materials to everyday household appliances, owners can save up to 50% on energy costs while keeping the environment free of dangerous pollutants. Yet these pollutants don’t only affect the environment, they affect homes as well. Using green products that feature low percentages of volatile organic compounds in paints, cabinets, carpets, recycled materials and other commonly used household products, greatly decrease the V.O.C. off gasing, ensuring a healthier and happier home.
A Label Backed by the Government
All ENERGY STAR qualified new homes are certified to meet EPA's strict guidelines for energy efficiency. This exemplary performance is verified by an independent third party.
Lower Utility Costs
Compared with standard homes, ENERGY STAR qualified new homes use substantially less energy for heating, cooling, and hot water heating. Homeowners can expect to save about 30–50% annually on their utility bills.
More Comfortable/Quieter Homes
The energy-efficient features of ENERGY STAR qualified new homes keep out excessive heat, cold, and noise, and ensure consistent temperatures between and across rooms-making these homes more comfortable to live in.