Country:United States
Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:1995
Policy Type:Voluntary Approaches, Information and Education>Advice/Aid in Implementation
Policy Target:Buildings>District Heating and Cooling, Buildings
Agency:U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Legal References:42 USC 6294A - Energy Star Program

ENERGY STAR Certified New Homes meet strict guidelines for energy efficiency set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ENERGY STAR certified new homes have energy efficiency savings of up to 30 percent when compared to typical new homes. A new home that earns the ENERGY STAR label undergoes a process of inspections, testing, and verification to meet strict requirements.

Both single- and multi-family buildings (including low-rise and high-rise) qualify under this program.

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