New Homes

If you're a new homebuyer, the New Homes Program can help give you peace of mind for years to come. From insulation to heating systems, these features not only increase the energy efficiency of your home, but also improve its durability and value.


By choosing an energy-efficient new home, you can take advantage of lower utility bills, improved comfort and proven value. Builders include the following features in their above code or ENERGY STAR® homes:

  • Effective insulation
  • High-performance windows
  • Tight construction and ducts
  • Efficient heating and cooling equipment
  • Energy-efficient products and appliances

All participating homes receive a Home Energy Rating from a certified Rater. There are several noticeable benefits to receiving an energy rating, all of which help you and future homebuyers better understand and appreciate the importance of home energy efficiency. These benefits include: 

  • Improved home comfort and reduced energy bills
  • Enjoying a greater home resale value
  • Understanding how energy efficient your home is compared to a typical new home

How to participate

If you are a homebuyer looking for a new energy-efficient home, contact a local participating builder. To get started, click here

Learn more about Home Energy Ratings.

Learn more about participating as a builder.

Learn more about participating as a rater.