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New Home Energy Efficiency

New Home Energy Efficiency:
Today’s home builders offer a wide variety of energy efficient options. These range from certified Built Green or R2000 finished homes, to individual features such as high efficiency heating systems, upgraded insulation and ENERGY STAR appliances. Whether you’re building or buying a new home, ask your builder about the following energy efficiency features: High Efficiency Heating Systems; Air Sealing; Upgraded Insulation; High-Performance Windows; Energy Efficient Appliances and Lighting; Water Conserving Toilets, Faucets and Showerheads; and High Efficiency Water Heaters. An energy efficient home is healthier and more comfortable. Using the features above will reduce your energy costs by up to $1,000 per year, provide a higher resale value and reduce your greenhouse gas emissions by five to seven tonnes per year.