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Unformatted text preview: omes. Nationally, more than 12 percent of new homes built in 2006 earned the
ENERGY STAR label. Business case: New homes that qualify as ENERGY STAR provide greater comfort and durability for
home buyers. In addition, ENERGY STAR-qualified homes help to protect the environ
ment by reducing the GHG emissions associated with climate change.
ENERGY STAR-qualified homes can include a variety of energy efficient features
such as effective insulation, high-performance windows, tight construction and ducts,
efficient heating and cooling equipment, and ENERGY STAR-qualified lighting and ap
pliances. ENERGY STAR builder partners can differentiate themselves in the market
place, boost sales, and gain recognition as environmental leaders.
For utilities, an ENERGY STAR-qualified new homes program can stand alone or com
plement an existing residential energy efficiency initiative. By encouraging the construc
tion of ENERGY STAR-qualified new homes, utilities can manage peak demand even as
their customer bases increase. Hundreds of organizations nationwide are meeting their
demand side management commitments by sponsoring ENERGY STAR initiatives. Service...
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