“Designed to Earn the Energy Star” Program

ENE_HDES_c_vLet VandeMusser Design assist you with getting your house design to qualify for the “Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR” label!

Home plans that are Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR incorporate energy-efficient details and specifications to meet the rigorous ENERGY STAR for New Homes guidelines set by EPA. To qualify, a plan is independently reviewed and verified by us to include energy-saving features and construction practices that will result in a home that is 20–30 percent more energy efficient than a standard home. A home built according to a Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR home plan must also meet EPA field verification requirements to earn the ENERGY STAR qualified home label. The builder needs to follow the home plan’s ENERGY STAR construction specifications and work with VandeMusser Design (the HERS rater), who will conduct the onsite inspection and testing to verify that the home qualifies for the ENERGY STAR.

The Benefits:

  • ADDED CONFIDENCE – Home buying is complex enough without having to know all the details of energy-efficient construction. Instead, look for the government-backed ENERGY STAR label to easily identify homes that are truly energy efficient. Find the house of your dreams and enjoy peace of mind knowing that it also meets strict energy efficiency guidelines.
  • LOWER OWNERSHIP COST – Compared with standard homes, ENERGY STAR qualified homes use substantially less energy for heating, cooling, and water heating-delivering $200 to $400 in annual savings. Additional savings on maintenance can also be substantial. Financing your home purchase using an energy efficient mortgage can also lead to savings.
  • BETTER PERFORMANCE – Properly installed energy-efficient improvements deliver better protection against cold, heat, drafts, moisture, pollution, and noise. An energy-efficient home helps ensure consistent temperatures between and across rooms, improved indoor air quality, and greater durability.

Click here to learn more about the Designed to Earn the Energy Star Certification.


About Us

Headquartered in Asheville, NC, VandeMusser Design provides technical consulting and certification services for green residential construction to builders, architects, developers, and homeowners in Western North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, South Carolina and Georgia.

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Vandemusser Design, PLLC

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