Choose an ENERGY STAR® Qualified Home
Enjoy the benefits for a lifetime
Searching for the right house can be overwhelming. There are so many decisions in front of you. Your home is an investment in your future, so it makes sense to think about how energy efficient your new home will be. Saving on your energy costs can help you put more dollars into your wallet and save up for those trips you have been planning or that new car.
Hands down, the best thing about selecting an ENERGY STAR qualified home is that your home builder has already selected the energy-efficient products for your home. This leaves you more time to personalize your living space and rest easy that your home is efficient. ENERGY STAR qualified builders carefully consider the interaction of all systems in the home, including heating and cooling, windows, doors, insulation and lighting to construct a home that will save energy and money. Because who doesn’t want to reduce their carbon footprint while putting more money in their wallet?
What's more, you get the added confidence that an independent third party has verified that the home will be the most energy efficient one you can buy in the Puget Sound region.
The benefits of living in a Northwest ENERGY STAR Home:
- Better for your pocketbook. Homes are at least 15 percent more efficient than homes built to code, making them some of the most energy-efficient homes on the market today.
- Increased comfort. From the low U-factor windows and mastic-sealed ductwork to the high-performance heat pump and properly installed insulation, your home will have a feeling of coziness and comfort.
- Healthier indoor air. Providing proper ventilation, minimizing air leaks and installing point source ventilation in bathrooms and laundry rooms for moisture management ensures clean, healthy indoor air and better for the environment.
Contact one of the ENERGY STAR builders listed here, and take one step closer to saving energy and money in a comfortable new home!
For more details on finding an energy-efficient home: northwestENERGYSTAR.com or to learn more about Built Green®, visit builtgreenwashington.org.