Your home is a system where all the individual parts make up the whole. Energy-efficient features offer better protection from cold in the winter, heat in the summer, air drafts, moisture infiltration, and exterior noise. And you can expect more consistent temperatures between different rooms and in individual rooms around the house. A tighter homes means the air quality will be better and the home is more durable due to the consideration placed on air-sealing and water tight construction.
More than a million consumers have purchased ENERGY STAR® Qualified New Homes nationwide. Not only do the energy-saving features pay for themselves in the long run, but also informed buyers recognize the increased value when it comes time to sell your home. That’s more money in your pocket when you go to get your next ENERGY STAR® Home.
Contrary to popular belief, homes are a greater source of pollution than personal vehicles. In fact, 16 percent of the yearly U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. The reason for this is that much of the energy we create to power our homes comes from the burning fossil fuels, the emissions of which are contributing such environmental concerns as smog, acid rain, and climate change. By building homes that are energy efficient, we generate less pollution to power these homes.