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About the ENERGY STAR Residential New Construction Program
As a homebuilder, you deserve to know that your homes are built to the highest possible standards. In addition to providing quality training, expert insights and added peace-of-mind, Lake Apopka Natural Gas District supports the ENERGY STAR® Version 3 Residential New Construction Program to ensure that for your new homes are:
To earn the ENERGY STAR, a home or apartment must meet strict program requirements for energy efficiency developed by ENERGY STAR's Residential New Construction program. These program requirements are based on extensive interaction with the nation’s home-building industry, including builders, developers, verification professionals, and building scientists.
ENERGY STAR certified homes and apartments are at least 10% more efficient than homes built to code and achieve a 20% improvement on average. Homes and apartments achieve this level of performance through a complete package of building science measures, including:
To ensure that a home or apartment meets ENERGY STAR program requirements, third−party verification by an Energy Rating Company (i.e., home energy rater or rating provider) is required. An Energy Rating Company works closely with the builder or developer throughout the construction process to help determine the needed energy−saving equipment and construction techniques and conduct required on−site diagnostic testing and inspections to document that the home or apartment is eligible to earn the ENERGY STAR label.
Since the inception of the ENERGY STAR Certified Homes program in 1995, the program's requirements (https://www.energystar.gov/partner_resources/residential_new/program_reqs) have continued to evolve in response to increased rigor in mandated code requirements and more efficient standard builder practices to ensure that homes that earn the label continue to represent a meaningful improvement over non-labeled homes.
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Call us at 407.656.2734 and see how we can help you obtain the ENERGY STAR for your new homes.