Energy-Efficient Homes

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Your home can be greener than you think.

Homeowners looking to improve their energy efficiency can save about a third on their energy bill by making energy-saving changes. Homebuyers can save energy, money and the environment, while also making a good long-term investment. ENERGY STAR® certified new homes are a good place to start.

  • Better for the environment - keeps 4,500 lbs. of greenhouse gases out of our air each year.
  • Increased energy efficiency - 20-30% more than standard homes.
  • Smart investment - adds value to your home.
  • Added confidence - meets strict energy guidelines.
  • Save Energy - $200-400 annually.


CLICK HERE to download our 2013 Smarter Greener Better® Homes brochure.

More reasons you should invest in an ENERGY STAR certified home.

Smarter: The superior construction and energy-efficient windows and appliances found in ENERGY STAR homes help increase the value of your energy dollar by decreasing your home's energy usage.

Greener: In an ENERGY STAR home, you're not only getting a better product for your financial investment, but your home's energy efficiency reduces greenhouse gas emissions, and the unnecessary drain on our natural resources while reducing your energy costs.

Better: An ENERGY STAR home provides all the features and amenities you want in a new home: tighter construction, improved insulation, tightly sealed ducts, and advance-design windows. This includes high-efficiency heating, water heating and cooling systems, along with choices for other natural gas appliances. Click here to learn more.


ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. These programs aim to help consumer save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices.

ENERGY STAR is the government-backed symbol for energy efficiency. It identifies new homes, buildings, and more than 50 types of products that are energy efficient and offer quality features and performance.

The ENERGY STAR can be found on products for inside the home as well as on the home itself. People looking to reduce their energy usage can make wise choices by purchasing products such as appliances, lighting and windows that carry the ENERGY STAR symbol. These homes save money on utility bills, provide a more comfortable living environment with better indoor air quality, and help protect the environment.

An ENERGY STAR home, certified through the Southwest Gas program, offers you lower utility bills, increased comfort and an assurance of quality. In addition, ENERGY STAR appliances offer you the best choice in energy-efficient appliances, indoors and out.

For a list of participating builders in your area click here.

Take a room-by-room tour to experience all the benefits of an ENERGY STAR home. Click here

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