Energy Star -
Energy efficient homes can offer more precise occupant comfort by giving occupants the ability to understand and control home energy consumption. Further, homeowners save considerably on their energy bills.
Sustainable Solutions of Virginia is a partner in the Energy Star program, a government-backed organization which helps businesses and individuals to protect the environment through superior energy efficiency. Energy Star qualified new homes are at least 15% more energy efficient than homes built to the 2004 International Residential Code. Typically, Energy Star homes include features that make them 20-30% more efficient than standard homes.
Energy Star qualified homes can include a variety of features, including:
- Effective Insulation
- High Performance Windows
- Tight Construction and Ducts
- Efficient Heating and Cooling Equipment
- Efficient Products
- Third Party Verification