Energy Efficiency Partner
Stress Free Construction builds Energy Star Homes and is committed to green building materials and practices that are not only good for the environment but result in lower utility costs and typically greater property values.
The Little Label with a Big Message
Better is Better.
At first glance, it may seem like a small thing. Your new home’s ENERGY STAR label measures just three by five inches. But what is stands for is really big.
The ENERGY STAR label means that your new home has been designed and built to standards well above most other homes on the market today. It means better quality, better comfort, and better durability. It also means that your new home is a better value for today, and a better investment for tomorrow. And it means that your home has undergone a better process of inspections, testing, and verification to ensure that it meets strict requirements set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
New homes that earn the ENERGY STAR label deliver energy efficiency savings of up to 30 percent when compared to typical new homes–and the difference is even more striking when put side-by-side with most resale homes.
This better appraoch to building results in a new home that brings peace of mind, enduring quality, wall-to-wall comfort, and proven value. your ENERGY STAR certified home has simply been built better in every way.
Peace of Mind
When rigorous ENERGY STAR requirements are applied to new home construction, you get a home that’s built better from the ground up. The combination of a fully integrated approach to design and construction with tried-and-true best building practices adds up to a home with better durability, better comfort, and reduced utility and maintenance costs.
Plus, you’ll rest easy knowing that your home has undergone significantly more inspections and testing than typical homes. Specially certified professionals, trained in advanced building science, work with ENERGY STAR builder (Stress Free Construction in this case) to select the most appropriate energy-efficient features for their homes and provide the independent verification necessary to earn the ENERGY STAR label.
Your builder has designed a home that includes value-adding energy efficiency features and components, and the best combination of materials and equipment that will work together to deliver better performance. Many of these important features are out of sigh–behind walls, in the attic, and under the foundation. But these hidden details can have a huge impact on your experience living in your new home.
ENERGY STAR certified new homes include features like:
- A complete Thermal enclosure System with comprehensive air sealing, quality-installed insulation, and high-performance windows to deliver improved comfort and lower utility bills.
- A high-efficiency Heating, Ventilating, and Cooling System that is designed and installed for optimal performance
- A comprehensive Water Management System to protect roofs, walls, and foundations from moisture damage.
- Energy Efficient Lighting and Appliances to help keep utility bills low, while providing high-quality performance and longevity.
(the majority of this text was taken from the ENERGY STAR brochure Learn more at energystar.gov)