Another initiative of NEEA, Northwest ENERGY STAR Homes
, is a regional program intended to promote the construction of energy-efficient homes using guidelines set forth by the EPA.
Bloom, Nobe, and Nobe analyze a sample of 150 Energy Star homes
and 150 other homes in Fort Collins, Colorado, and using a hedonic regression model find that Energy Star homes
sell for a premium.
In the first years of the study, Energy Star homes
were 20% more energy-efficient than houses built simply to code but, by the last years, local code had become more stringent, and Energy Star homes
only were 13% more efficient.
The apartment buildings will be developed to meet Energy Star Homes
and New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (NJHMFA) Green Building standards for energy efficiency.
LEED-certified and Energy Star homes
built by Habitat for Humanity use 50 percent less energy than typical homes, and the organization hopes to soon reach net zero status for future projects by using solar power and other alternative energy.
These energy efficient homes meet or exceed all requirements for ENERGY STAR Homes
Nine of the 16 homes featured in the tour were certified by either Earth Advantage - a nonprofit organization pushing for high performance residential construction - or Northwest ENERGY STAR Homes
, an Environmental Protection Agency program promoting the construction of energy-efficient houses.
GREEN BUILDING RATING SYSTEMS NAME TYPE AFFILIATION AUDUBON Neighborhood developments Audubon International SIGNATURE PROGRAMS ENERGY STAR Homes
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These seven Energy Star homes
range from 1,127 to 2,354 square feet on lots from 0.
The company was the first window, door and skylight manufacturer to have Green Seal certified energy efficient products and also the first in its category to win the EPA's award as an outstanding Energy Star Homes
Other initiatives proposed by DTE Energy include programs to assist low-income households with energy efficiency measures, incentives for the construction of new Energy Star homes
, and plans to offer energy audits on existing structures.
PHA was one of only two public housing authorities nationwide to build Energy Star homes