Author Archives: Veronica Hill

Colorado Zero Energy Home Building

These homes go by a handful of different names including zero-energy home building, zero-net (or net-zero) energy building, or zero-carbon home building, but they all mean exactly the same thing. Which is this: The building is designed to generate enough renewable energy onsite to completely offset its energy consumption needs. There are a couple wrinkles […]

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Features of an Energy Star New Home

Energy Star qualified homes can include a variety of ‘tried-and-true’ energy-efficient features that contribute to improved home quality and homeowner comfort, and to lower energy demand and reduced air pollution. Energy Star homes include:   Effective Insulation Properly installed and inspected insulation in floors, walls, and attics ensures even temperatures throughout the house, reduced energy […]

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Homebuilder Energy Star Program and Incentives

For years, the Governor’s Energy Office (GEO) and Energy Star New Homes Program Partners have worked with homebuilders’ associations and homebuilder companies to support the construction and testing of new homes built to Energy Star standards. Any home three stories or less can earn the Energy Star label if it has been verified to meet […]

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Benefits of Buying an ENERGY STAR New Home

Buying a home with an Energy Star label can result in the following benefits:   Added Confidence Home buying is complex enough without having to know all the details of energy-efficient construction. Instead, look for the Energy Star label to easily identify homes that are truly energy efficient. Find the house of your dreams and […]

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