An ENERGY STAR® qualified home has been constructed by a licensed ENERGY STAR for New Homes builder who incorporates energy efficient features into the home so that it can meet the ENERGY STAR for New Homes technical specifications. Help the planet and help your wallet by building an energy efficient home with Zulich Homes and achieve lower costs, improved air quality and less energy expended.
WHAT IS AN ENERGY STAR® QUALIFIED HOME?
A sampling of ENERGY STAR® qualified new homes, are evaluated on-site by an independent (not employed by the builder) energy advisor. ENERGY STAR for New Homes energy advisors are recruited trained and certified by a licensed ENERGY STAR for New Homes service organization. As homes are built, an energy advisor verifies that they have been built to ENERGY STAR for New Homes technical specifications. After the verification process is complete, the energy advisor informs their service organization and the service organization issues an ENERGY STAR for New Homes label and certificate for the house. The label is usually placed on the home’s electrical panel. Potential homebuyers will be amazed to learn how much less they will have to spend for heating, cooling and hydro in energy-efficient homes.
HELP THE PLANET, HELP YOUR WALLET
ENERGY STAR® certified new homes offer better energy efficiency and performance compared to other homes, making them a better value for today and a better investment for tomorrow. Homes earning the ENERGY STAR label use 20-30 percent less energy than typical new homes, and even more when compared to most resale homes on the market today. Together, families who purchased homes earning the ENERGY STAR label save more than $350 million each year on their utility bills. Should the time come to consider selling, the ENERGY STAR label will set the home apart as something better: a home of genuine quality, comfort, and efficiency. The decision to buy an ENERGY STAR certified new home is a decision to invest in a home you can count on.
CMHC-ELIGIBLE ENERGY-EFFICIENT BUILDING PROGRAMS
CMHC encourages the development of more energy-efficient homes by making eligible a broader range of home building programs. Homes built under ENERGY STAR® requirements qualify for a 10 per cent mortgage loan insurance premium refund, and a premium refund for a longer amortization period (if applicable) when CMHC Mortgage Loan Insurance is used to finance their purchase or construction.
BENEFITS OF OWNING AN ENERGY STAR® QUALIFIED HOME
ENERGY STAR® qualified new homes are built to strict technical specifications by ENERGY STAR for New Homes. ENERGY STAR rated Zulich Homes undergo random quality assurance audits during construction.
- Lower cost – You will be pleased to see the monthly energy savings in an ENERGY STAR® qualified new home. If you pay a mortgage, these savings often save the homeowner more money each month on utility bills then the added monthly mortgage costs;
- Improved air quality = health and comfort – Air movement in your house in winter, causes drafts that make you feel uncomfortable. With an ENERGY STAR® qualified home you get fewer drafts than conventional homes;
- Less energy expended = fewer pollutants – Homes account for 17 percent of all energy use in Canada. As ENERGY STAR® qualified homes are more energy-efficient than standard code built houses, they can help reduce air pollution and lessen other environmental problems, such as climate change;
- ENERGY STAR® and the environment – Every time we use energy from fossil fuels such as coal, oil and gas, we produce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that contribute to climate change. An ENERGY STAR® qualified new home reduces GHG emissions by approximately three tons per year when compared to similar homes that are built to minimum building code requirements.