Your new home can meet or exceed ENERGY STAR® guidelines for energy efficiency through SMECO’s ENERGY STAR for New Homes program. Homes that meet the ENERGY STAR guidelines that are set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are at least 15 percent more energy efficient than homes simply built to code. And they typically include energy-saving features that make them 20 to 30 percent more efficient than standard homes.
ENERGY STAR homes can include a variety of energy-efficient features:
- Effective insulation
- High-performance windows
- Tight construction and ducts
- Efficient heating and cooling equipment
- Energy-efficient products
- Third-party verification
These features help to improve home quality and comfort, reduce energy demand, and reduce air pollution.
For questions or more information about the ENERGY STAR for New Homes program, please call 1-877-818-4094.
EmPOWER Maryland programs are funded by a charge on your energy bill. EmPOWER programs can help you reduce your energy consumption and save you money. Learn more about EmPOWER and how you can participate.