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Energy Star Building With Abstract Homes

What Does Energy Star Building Mean?

“Energy Star” is a trademark in Canada for a term and concept originally developed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the United States.

Energy Star building means that a home is built to a higher standard than average and reaches or surpasses a set of high energy standards. The term, Energy Star, refers to a building’s high levels of energy efficiency, which are not only good for the environment, but they also save the home owner money over time and can increase property value as well.

An Energy Star home has excellent insulation and air exchange for starters, and those qualities are healthier for the home owner and save on energy bills for heating and cooling. Furthermore, heating and cooling systems are designed to be very energy efficient.

There will be excellent sealing of the home, and air will exchange only where it is supposed to, as opposed to leaking around windows, skylights, and/or doors. Windows and doors will be high efficiency, and will be installed properly without leaks or drafts.

The Energy Star home will have much lower than average greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs). That’s good for everyone and makes your home more attractive to potential buyers.

When you build an Energy Star certified home, your structure meets higher building standards. You will be able to have confidence that the house will be comfortable to live in, you are helping the environment, and your heating and cooling will be much more efficient.

Abstract Homes specializes in Energy Star building because it’s good for the environment, and clients are happy with their increased energy efficiency.