by Nikky Wates
The Energy Star program that we talked about in an earlier section of the site also provides for Energy Star new homes.
If you have a home that has been certified as an Energy Efficient home, then you are well on your way to saving a great deal of money on that home.
These homes are becoming more and more popular choices.
That’s because people realize that the way that their home is laid out, designed and landscaped all plays a large role in how costly it will be to power and run that home.
There is no limit to the number of options that can be played into here.
If you are purchasing a new home, it is well worth your time to consider looking for or building one that can be considered Energy Star certified.
What are they? Energy Star homes are homes that have met specific guidelines as per the US Environmental Protection Agency and through the US Department of Energy.
These homes are actually about 15 percent more energy efficient than those that have been built by the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code which is generally used.
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