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Building Your New Home

Designing Energy Efficient Homes

When you build a new home or complete a gut rehab of an existing home, you can use sustainable design techniques, highly efficient technologies, and clean energy sources to limit your home’s energy use and forgo the need for fossil fuels like oil, gas, and propane. Solutions like air sealing, insulation, passive design, heat pumps, LED lighting, and solar power can dramatically reduce your new home’s energy bills and carbon footprint while improving comfort and safety. You may even be able to create a “net-zero”  home, meaning your new home can produce as much renewable energy as it uses for one year.

Find a Building Energy Expert

Work with a qualified energy consultant to up the efficiency of your new home.

Get Inspired

Explore featured examples of energy efficient new construction projects right here in New York State.

Building a Home with Energy in Mind

Have Questions or Want to Learn More?

Email the New Construction Program or call (800) 284-9069