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Become an ENERGY STAR® for New Homes Builder

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To become an ENERGY STAR® for New Homes builder, you must first contact the service organization in your area. The service organization will discuss your needs and evaluate any training required for your staff, explain the ENERGY STAR® for New Homes technical specifications, and discuss how you can use ENERGY STAR® for New Homes to promote energy efficiency in the homes you build.

Tract builders

Tract builders who participate in ENERGY STAR® for New Homes often offer their customers one or two energy efficiency upgrade packages for their different home models. These upgrade packages are prepared by the builder in conjunction with their service organization.

These upgrade packages are offered to customers just like any other upgrade. The upgrade packages come with a guarantee to the homeowner that the home will be ENERGY STAR® qualified and receive an ENERGY STAR® for New Homes certificate and label.

Custom home builders

If you are an owner-builder or are building a custom or "spec" home, you can build an ENERGY STAR® qualified new home. Your Service Organization will work with you to identify opportunities for energy savings or improved comfort in your new home. After the home is complete and has been evaluated, the homeowner will receive an ENERGY STAR® for New Homes certificate and label.


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