Owning an energy-efficient home has its advantages
An APS ENERGY STAR® home is at least 20% more energy- efficient than a typical new home. That can add up to a lot of savings every month. Not to mention the increased comfort, better indoor air quality, reduced noise and improved durability you’ll get to live with every day.
Energy-efficient windows in an APS ENERGY STAR® Home lets in plenty of natural light, but also minimize the sun’s heat while blocking 90% of harmful UV rays to help protect carpets and fabrics. Features include low-E coated glass, advanced window frames and proper flashing, weather stripping and window finish details.
ENERGY STAR® appliances and lighting help reduce utility bills without sacrificing comfort or convenience. While they might cost slightly more than their conventional counterparts, you’ll quickly see the savings from increased efficiency and performance. Qualified products typically use up to 75% less energy and feature extended warranties.
An APS ENERGY STAR® Home helps you breathe easier with a ventilation system specially designed to draw in, filter and distribute fresh outdoor air evenly throughout every room. So you and your family can take comfort knowing that the air inside your home is clean and healthy
Properly installed insulation in an APS ENERGY STAR® Home helps the HVAC system work more efficiently and keep inside temperatures even and comfortable, no matter what the weather is outside. In addition to blanketing the entire home with insulation, all gaps and voids are filled before drywall is installed and ductwork is carefully sealed.
Efficient practices help build your business
Our APS ENERGY STAR® Homes Program is available to home builders that produce five or more homes per year and offers numerous benefits:
- Improved customer satisfaction
- Incentives up to $200 per home
- Sales and technical training
- Advertising and marketing materials
Here’s how to get started
Contact a HERS provider to determine if your new home construction plans comply with ENERGY STAR® standards. In addition to helping you meet the current requirements and determine individual plan scores, the HERS provider will provide EPA inspection services.
You can locate additional certified independent HERS providers through the National Registry of Accredited Rating Providers.
Complete the EPA Online Partnership Agreement and the APS ENERGY STAR® Homes Builder Information Form.
Your HERS provider will verify compliance and you’ll receive an incentive check.
ENERGY STAR® is a federal government-backed program that helps protect the environment through energy efficiency. Learn more at energystar.gov.