Buyers of new homes often assume that all new construction is energy efficient. But not all new homes are created equal. By building ENERGY STAR® certified homes, you can provide buyers with reassurance that their home will meet their expectations for air quality, comfort and lower energy bills year after year.
The 2018 Canadian Homebuyer Preference Study looks into the priorities of new homebuyers. The findings of the study helps homebuilders ensure that they’re incorporating the features that customers are looking for.
Energy efficiency has been consistently ranked among homebuyers’ top 10 “must haves”—both individual efficiency features and overall effectiveness. Buyers who choose ENERGY STAR certified homes see their investment pay back.
Five of buyers’ top 10 “must-haves” focus on energy efficiency
ENERGY STAR certified homes are planned from the ground up to meet exacting standards. It’s not just the materials and technologies that make the home so effective, it’s the process.
Evaluation and testing throughout the building process ensures the work is completed correctly.
Well-trained trades ensure materials are installed correctly, reducing unexpected fixes.
Buyers have proof that their new home meets exacting standards.
Buyers of new homes are overwhelmed with choices, from builders and neighbourhoods to features and finishes. ENERGY STAR certified homes offer buyers a choice they can be comfortable with, because it’s a brand they know and trust.
Homebuyers can receive a refund of 15 per cent on their Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) mortgage loan insurance premium when they buy an ENERGY STAR certified home. It’s just one more way energy efficiency can save your customers money.
The ENERGY STAR® name and symbol are trademarks registered in Canada by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and are administered and promoted by Natural Resources Canada.
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