Home Buyers FAQ

How do I know my home is ENERGY STAR® qualified?

Look for a blue ENERGY STAR® label on your circuit breaker box or elsewhere in the utility room. If you don’t see one, contact your builder and request documentation that your home has earned the ENERGY STAR—either with an ENERGY STAR® certificate or a Home Energy Rating (HERS) report.

Does an ENERGY STAR® qualified home cost more?

An ENERGY STAR® qualified home does not have to cost more than one built only to code. The price is determined by your homebuilder’s construction practices. With most ENERGY STAR® qualified homes, even if the initial cost is higher, the monthly utility savings are greater than the increase in monthly mortgage payments. And that can improve your cash flow.