New Homes FAQ - Home Buyers

Does an ENERGY STAR home cost more?

It doesn’t have to cost more than one built only to code. Price is determined by your builder’s construction practice and prices. Even if the initial cost is higher, the monthly utility savings can be greater than higher monthly mortgage payments, which can help with monthly cash flow.

How do I find out if my current home is ENERGY STAR rated?

Look for a blue ENERGY STAR label on your circuit breaker box or anywhere in your utility room. If you don’t see one, contact the builder and ask for documentation, either with an ENERGY STAR certificate or a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) report.