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Building to a higher standard

A key component of the ENERGY STAR Standard option includes a home size normalizing factor that requires larger homes to meet higher standards of energy efficiency to offset the additional energy use of the increased square footage, creating an opportunity for additional savings.

This option has numerous efficiency requirements above the current International Energy Conservation Code 2009 code, including:

  • High-efficiency heating equipment
  • More tightly constructed building envelopes to reduce infiltration rates
  • ENERGY STAR windows
  • High-efficiency water heating equipment
  • Properly designed, sized and tightly sealed duct work
  • 80 percent high-efficiency lighting
  • ENERGY STAR appliances
  • Quality installation of HVAC equipment

For a full list of requirements, visit ENERGY STAR.

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