The ENERGY STAR® labels come with government backing and third-party certification. The improved quality control leads to fewer call-backs, defects and Tarion claims, allowing the builder to save money in the construction process.
With rising costs of both homes and energy, homebuyers are increasingly becoming interested in green building, specifically high-performance building grounded in building science and proven technologies. By participating in The ENERGY STAR® for New Homes program, builders can provide their customers with 3rd– party certification that their home was carefully designed and built to use less energy.
This saves homeowners money on their monthly energy bills, and builders benefit from fewer call-backs and complaints.
MARKET DIFFERENTIATION AND RECOGNITION – ENERGY STAR® is a global brand synonymous with energy efficiency. Earning the certification automatically gives the builder a market advantage, as the public is aware of its reputation for quality construction and environmental stewardship.
ENHANCED CUSTOMER SATISFACTION – The energy efficient features built into ENERGY STAR® qualified homes increase comfort and satisfaction, and these result in fewer homeowner complaints.
PROGRAM FLEXIBILITY – The program allows for a variety of tried and tested products and strategies that builders choose from to meet the ENERGY STAR® for New Homes guidelines.
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY – ENERGY STAR® qualified builders make a public statement about their company’s values: that they care about their customers and the communities they build.