Homeowner Benefits

Northwest ENERGY STAR Homes are better built, more comfortable homes that save you money on your utility bills every month. Every qualified Northwest ENERGY STAR Home has been built to meet energy efficient guidelines set forth by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). From energy efficient windows to advanced heating and cooling systems, Northwest ENERGY STAR Homes guarantee greater savings, comfort and peace of mind.  

Northwest ENERGY STAR Homes are at least 15% more efficient than code-built new homes, making them some of the most energy efficient homes on the market today. Because they cost less to operate and have the potential for higher resale values, Northwest ENERGY STAR Homes represent a smart investment.


Tightly-sealed ductwork, high performance windows and properly installed insulation provide even temperatures throughout the year.

The energy used by homes in the U.S. accounts for 20% of total U.S. carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.  Northwest ENERGY STAR Homes perform better than standard code-built homes and require less energy for heating, cooling and hot water, resulting in reduced air pollution and a healthier environment for everyone.

Performance-tested ductwork keeps the air inside your home clean by reducing the possibility of drawing unwanted air from your home’s attic, basement, crawl spaces and garage.