ENERGY STAR Certification San Antonio - Energy Efficiency

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What is an ENERGY STAR Certification?

Energy Star certified buildings help save money, energy, and protect the environment! Energy Star certified homes must meet a stricter set of energy performance standards.  At Lone Star, we can help you meet these standards by walking you through the process. We serve San Antonio and any surrounding area. 

The Energy Star process starts during the planning stage, requiring a specific type of framing, insulation, HVAC, and other standards that you do not see on standard code construction. Through the energy star process, there will be an onsite framing inspection, the onsite pre-drywall inspection, blower door, and duct leakage testing.

If you are interested in this certification, check out the Program Requirements page for the Energy Star overview to get a head start on your project.  Within this page, you will see that National Version 3.1 does have mandatory requirements that the builder and HVAC installer must meet.

Call now to find out how you can get started on your certification!

Why get your home ENERGY STAR certified?

ENERGY STAR impacts many homes by being 10% more efficient than built-to-code homes and having a better resale value (  With the San Antonio heat, electric bills are high due to the air conditioning trying to keep up. By meeting the requirements Energy Star created, homes are more environmentally friendly and improve the indoor air quality for their owners.

With the passing of the Inflation Reduction Act, the government will also be incentivizing builders with resources to build Energy Star homes with the extension of the 45 L tax credit. This new Tax credit is for homes built on or after January 1, 2023.

Energy Star Scores

The Energy Star Scores are rated on a 1-100 scale. The higher the score indicates that a building is a more efficient place than others. A score of 50 shows median performance, while greater than 75 indicates you’re a top performer and eligible for this certification due to your energy efficiency. 

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Energy Star is a voluntary program created by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to help consumers save money and protect the environment through energy-efficient practices. To be certified in Energy Star, a home must meet strict energy efficiency guidelines set forth by the EPA for you to get the certifications. These guidelines are designed to encourage the development of an energy efficient home that uses less energy, save money, and help protect the environment. To ensure that homes meet the Energy Star guidelines, the EPA conducts independent audits of homes that have been certified. The audits are designed to ensure that certified products and homes continue to meet the Energy Star guidelines. As a result, an energy Star-certified home uses less energy than a standard home or any buildings, which results in savings for consumers and helps to protect the environment. Reach out to our San Antonio team at LSEE so we can make your home Energy Star Certified.

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