ENERGY STAR® New Homes Program
Choose an ENERGY STAR Certified New Home
Find the brand new home of your dreams with all the features you’ve been looking for – and more! An ENERGY STAR certified new home is simply better than standard new construction. It’s always built better and built to last because the best, tried-and-true, integrated construction practices are used from the ground up. The result is better quality and durability, better comfort, a better value for today and a better investment for tomorrow— plus your purchase is backed by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR label. In short, better is better!
Talk to one of our participating ENERGY STAR Homebuilders to learn more about how your next home can provide you with:
Why an ENERGY STAR New Home is Better
Owning an ENERGY STAR homes gives you the confidence of knowing that it’s truly a better value because of the reduced utility and maintenance costs that you will experience from day one. By using less energy for heating, cooling and water heating, ENERGY STAR certified homes deliver approximately 20% savings on annual utility bills compared to standard new construction and even more when compared to older homes. Over the years you can also save thousands of dollars in maintenance cost. Should the time come to sell your home, you’ll be able to set it apart by highlighting that it has earned the trusted ENERGY STAR label – making your decision to buy an ENERGY STAR home a better investment for tomorrow as well.
In ENERGY STAR certified homes, comfort is ensured with consistent temperatures between and across rooms; indoor air quality is enhanced by reducing dust, pollen, bugs, and excessive humidity; and durability is improved with comprehensive water protection, windows that block damaging sunlight, and higher quality equipment. Ask anyone who has ever lived in an ENERGY STAR certified home to go back to their drafty, inefficient old home and you’ll hear that there is no way they are giving up the comfort of their new ENERGY STAR home. What does it feel like to live in an ENERGY STAR new home? From the moment you walk in the door, you’ll see, feel and hear the difference.
A new home may be the biggest investment you make, so you want to be sure it is built to last. With an ENERGY STAR certified new home, there’s a comprehensive approach to construction in which the best, tried-and-true, integrated construction practices are used from the ground up. A certified, independent third-party inspector also verifies that the home meets EPA’s rigorous requirements through a series of on-site inspections and performance tests.
The energy used in our homes often comes from the burning of fossil fuels at power plants. So, by using less energy to operate, ENERGY STAR certified homes help to prevent air pollution—an added benefit for today’s environmentally-conscious consumer looking for “green” choices.
Are you ready to find the ENERGY STAR certified home of your dreams? Contact a Participating Homebuilder today to learn about ENERGY STAR certified homes and communities being constructed in your area.
Pepco is proud to be a local sponsor of ENERGY STAR for New Homes, a national program from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Learn more about the features and benefits you’ll find in an ENERGY STAR new home.
These programs support the EmPOWER Maryland Energy Efficiency Act.