Energy Star Homes Continue to Make Ground
972 Energy Star Qualified Homes built in Raleigh in 2009
Looking for a home that makes a difference? Consider an ENERGY STAR home. An ENERGY STAR labeled home has been verified and checked, not just by the home builder, but by a licensed third party organization like Southern Energy Management.
4103 ENERGY STAR qualified homes have been built in the Raleigh/Cary area to date.
972 ENERGY STAR qualified homes were built in the Raleigh/Cary area in 2009.
The ENERGY STAR program continues to grow.
ENERGY STAR qualified homes built in the Raleigh/Cary area in 2009 are the equivalent of:
- Eliminating emissions from 476 vehicles
- Saving 2,881,008 lbs of coal
- Planting 787 acres of trees
- Saving the environment 5,650,236 pounds of CO2
That's just one year, in one area!
An ENERGY STAR qualified home can feature:
What is an ENERGY STAR home, and how does it save money and resources?
An ENERGY STAR home is independently certified by a third party inspection agency. The process starts with the blueprints. A complete energy analysis of the planned home is determined, and all necessary steps to increase energy efficiency are then incorporated. The home is inspected several times during the building process to ensure all work is to the highest standards.
What features are in an ENERGY STAR home in the Raleigh, NC area?
Superior Insulation Installation - Must be installed and rated at ENERGY STAR standards.
High Performance Windows - ENERGY STAR rated windows with a low-E coating.
Tighter Construction/Tighter Ducts - Advanced techniques are used to seal every part of the home, which also reduces noise, moisture, pollen, and dust.
Efficient Heating and Cooling - HVAC systems must be ENERGY STAR rated, and higher than normal performance systems may be required.
Complete Air Barrier - Tested using a field-verified blower test.
Interested in finding out more about other green building features and ideas?
Green Home Builders in North Carolina - Green Building Resources
Green Building - What's in a Green Home?
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