Make your new home energy efficient with Efficiency Vermont's Residential New Construction Services.
Building or buying a new home in Vermont?
An easy way to make sure a new home is energy efficient is to look for an ENERGY STAR® certified home. More than 1 million ENERGY STAR homes have been built in the United States since the program first began labeling homes in 1995. ENERGY STAR qualified homes include a variety of energy-efficient features that contribute to improved home quality and homeowner comfort, as well as lower energy demand and reduced air pollution.
- If you plan to build from the foundation up, ask your builder to build an ENERGY STAR home.
- Look for homes that have earned the ENERGY STAR when you are on the real estate hunt. In Vermont, MLS listings include this information. If you don’t see the designation, be sure to ask your real estate agent.
- Planning a complete gut rehabilitation of your home? Contact Efficiency Vermont to learn how your project can benefit from Efficiency Vermont’s Residential New Construction Services.
In Vermont, ENERGY STAR qualified homes are independently verified by Efficiency Vermont to meet strict guidelines for energy efficiency set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. These homes save money on utility bills, provide a more comfortable living environment with better indoor air quality, and help protect the environment. Learn More.
Efficiency Vermont also offers the Energy Code Plus service to help builders meet and exceed Vermont Residential Building Energy Standards (VT-RBES). If you are hiring a contractor to build a new home, this service will ensure compliance with VT- RBES, often referred to as the “energy code”. Learn More.
Note: Efficiency Vermont Residential New Construction Services and incentives are available to builders, developers, home buyers, homeowners or housing agencies involved in the construction of enrolled residential properties in Vermont. To be eligible for Efficiency Vermont Residential New Construction services and incentives, a signed enrollment form should be received by Efficiency Vermont as early in the project planning phase as possible to ensure that the project is on target to meet program requirements. Enrollments received later than one week prior to installation of drywall (or interior wall finish surfaces) will not be eligible.
Are you a residential new construction builder?
Visit the Residential New Construction Partners section to find technical resources for building, upcoming training opportunities, or to enroll a project in one of our Residential New Construction services.