INDEPENDENTLY VERIFIED GREEN HOMES
Not too long ago potential new home buyers were more interested in counter tops, tile, decks and hot tubs than the energy efficiency of their new home. An ENERGY STAR home was a novelty provided by very few builders. Now it is considered a standard feature of a newer high performance home (and a foundation for green building programs). A builder that doesn’t plan on building an ENERGY STAR home before beginning construction may find it difficult to market the home to energy conscious consumers.