ENERGY STAR® Certified Homes

Each year, NYSERDA helps thousands of New Yorkers realize their dream of new home ownership by supporting the construction of high-quality, healthy, comfortable, durable and environmentally friendly homes. When someone requests their new home be constructed to the standards required of ENERGY STAR Certified Homes, they can take pride in knowing that use of proven technologies and advanced building practices will ensure its performance will far surpass those used in most conventionally built homes.

Determining which home to buy is a big decision. Choosing an ENERGY STAR Certified Home is one of the smarter choices because it offers added peace of mind through benefits like these:

  • Lower Ownership Cost - ENERGY STAR Certified Homes use substantially less energy than conventionally built homes. Energy-saving features such as quality insulation, 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 the years, this can add up to big savings.
  • Performance Tested - Each 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 an ENERGY STAR Certified Home is reserved for only those which have been verified as meeting those standards.
  • A Smart Investment - Specific features which optimize heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, effective water and moisture controls all help to ensure durability and optimum efficiency, increasing system lifespan and reducing future maintenance costs. This level of quality can also help to ensure the home will retain a good resale value.

Take the first step now and find an ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Builder near you.

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