How much money will consumers save on utility bills in an ENERGY STAR® qualified home?

In Maryland, ENERGY STAR® qualified homes must be built to be at least 15% more energy efficient than the state code. Therefore, consumers can expect to save at least 15% on their energy usage compared to a home built just to code. However, we do not recommend quantifying the amount of money a consumer might save because utility costs depend upon many factors, such as the homeowner’s lifestyle.