ENERGY STAR® New Homes Program


Choose an ENERGY STAR Certified New Home


Find the new home of your dreams with all the latest features you’ve been looking for and that also provides energy and cost savings year after year! An ENERGY STAR certified new home delivers better quality, durability, comfort, and value.

Talk to one of our participating ENERGY STAR Homebuilders to learn more about how your next home can provide you with proven value, wall-to-wall comfort, enduring quality, and environmental protection.

Proven Value

Your purchase is backed by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR label, the nationally recognized symbol for energy efficiency. An ENERGY STAR home uses less energy for heating, cooling and water heating. ENERGY STAR certified homes use an average of 20% less energy than standard new homes built to code. 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.

Wall-to-Wall Comfort

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. Comfort is ensured with consistent temperatures throughout the home, enhanced indoor air quality, and protection against air pollutants; drafts; excessive humidity; damaging sunlight; and noise. 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.

Enduring Quality

A new home is a big investment, 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 construction practices are used from the ground up. This includes:

  • A comprehensive, efficient, quality-installed heating, ventilation, and cooling system

  • A comprehensive thermal enclosure system

  • A comprehensive water management system

  • Energy-efficient appliances, lighting, windows, and doors

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.

Environmental Protection

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.

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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. 

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