New Construction of New York ENERGY STAR® Certified Homes
Each year, we help thousands of New Yorkers realize their dream of new home ownership with comfortable, durable and environmentally friendly homes enjoyed for their quality, energy efficiency and comfort. By building your new home to New York ENERGY STAR Certified Homes standards, you can take pride in a house constructed with proven technologies and advanced building practices that far surpass those used in most conventionally built homes.
Building a home is one of the biggest decisions you can make. Building a New York ENERGY STAR Certified Home is one of the smarter choices you can make because it offers added peace of mind through benefits like these:
- Lower Ownership Cost - New York ENERGY STAR Certified Homes use substantially less energy than conventionally built homes. Energy-saving features such as quality insulation installation, high-performance windows and doors, high-efficiency heating and cooling systems, and energy-saving appliances and lighting all help to reduce energy costs and maintenance. Over a span of seven to eight years, this can add up to big savings.
- Performance Tested - Each New York ENERGY STAR Certified Home must pass a stringent evaluation, including a computer-based energy analysis of the home’s design, followed by field inspections and third-party performance testing to certify compliance with the required standards. Designation as a New York ENERGY STAR Certified Home is reserved for only those which have been verified as meeting those standards
- A Smart Investment - New York ENERGY STAR certification is an increasingly valued feature among home builders and buyers. Specific features such as water-managed roofs, wall and foundation assemblies, as well as optimized heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, are all designed for optimum efficiency, to increase system lifespan and reduce future maintenance costs. So, should you choose to sell your home in the future, you can be confident that it will retain a good resale value.