Thursday, October 30, 2008

Building an ENERGY STAR Home

Are you considering building an ENERGY STAR® home? You’re certainly not alone. Over 120,000 new homes earned the ENERGY STAR seal of approval in 2007. It’s not surprising that green homes in Nevada, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New York, and Vermont made up a significant percentage of the number of homes built there.

If you’re planning to build a green home in New Hampshire, Colorado, Michigan, Maryland, or Minnesota, you’ll be among a small percentage of homeowners there concerned with energy efficiency in a new home. These are among the 18 states that had between 3% and 11% of homes meeting ENERGY STAR standards.

And then, if you’re planning to build an energy efficient home in Maine, Pennsylvania, or Montana, you’re one of the more forward-thinking homeowners in your area. Your new green home, once its ENERGY STAR certified, will give you savings in energy costs for heating and cooling and provide a healthy living environment for your family. Smart choice!

Data released by ENERGY STAR

Bonin Architects & Associates promotes ENERGY STAR products and builders. We work with you to design your home to meet ENERGY STAR requirements so you can build a green home that incorporates all of your wants and needs and saves at least 20-30% in energy costs!

Kimberly Bonin, Executive Project Manager
Bonin Architects & Associates, PLLC

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