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Homes built “green” or to the New York ENERGY STAR® Certified Home standards provides homeowners with comfortable, durable, environmentally friendly homes that are cost-effective to own and operate.

New York ENERGY STAR Certified Homes

New York ENERGY STAR Certified Homes 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. New York ENERGY STAR Certified Homes use less energy than conventionally built homes.

Green Homes (up to 11-unit buildings)

Green homes are designed to reduce the overall impact of the built environment on human health and the natural environment by:

  • Efficiently using energy, water, and other resources
  • Protecting occupant health and improving employee productivity
  • Reducing waste, pollution and environmental degradation

Homeowners that are looking to go beyond energy-efficiency should ask their builders about a green home.

Homes through the Green Residential Building Program are certified Silver level or higher through the US Green Building Council’s LEED for HomesLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. or LEED for New Construction Rating SystemsLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page., or the National Association of Home Builders’ National Green Building Standard ProgramLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.

Last Updated: 11/06/2013