ENERGY STAR Certified New Home

ENERGY STAR certified new homes must meet strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. These homes are independently verified to be at least 15% more energy efficient than homes built to the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), and feature additional measures that deliver a total energy efficiency improvement of up to 30 percent compared to typical new homes and even more compared to most resale homes.

Toward this goal, Sawnee EMC is supporting the Energy Star New Home Program. This program is offered exclusively to Sawnee EMC members and provides an incentive to building a home that saves money, improves comfort, and increases performance. This program is for new, single family, detached, permanent dwellings only. In order to qualify for the rebate the home must meet all Energy Star Home standards and 3rd Party verification of the home.

Energy Star Home Requirements

A Complete Thermal Enclosure System — Comprehensive air sealing, properly installed insulation, and high-performance windows work together to enhance comfort, improve durability, reduce maintenance costs, and lower monthly utility bills.

A Complete Heating and Cooling System — High-efficiency systems that are engineered and installed to deliver more comfort, better moisture control, improved indoor air quality, and quieter operation.

A Complete Water Management System — A comprehensive package of best building practices and materials protects roofs, walls and foundations from water damage, provides added protection, and reduces the risk of indoor air quality problems.

Energy-Efficient Lighting and Appliances — ENERGY STAR certified lighting, appliances, and fans are commonly installed throughout ENERGY STAR certified homes, helping to reduce monthly utility bills, while providing high-quality performance.

Third Party Verification – With the help of independent Home Energy Raters, ENERGY STAR builder partners choose the most appropriate energy-saving features for their homes. Raters work closely with the builder throughout the construction process to help determine the needed energy–saving equipment and construction techniques and conduct required, on–site diagnostic, testing and inspections to document that the home is eligible to earn the ENERGY STAR label.

Sawnee EMC offers a rebate of 100% of the cost of the professional inspection (third party verification) up to a maximum of $500 per home to its members upon completion and verification of all requirements. All rebate monies shall be paid to the member and may be obtained through the calendar year of 2017 while funds are available. Program and rebates are subject to change without notice.

For information, call our Member Services at 770-887-2363 ext 7133.