Find an ENERGY STAR builder

Find an ENERGY STAR builder in your area.

Questions to ask your builder

Before you choose a builder, be sure you have the answers to these important questions.

  1. Are you a licensed ENERGY STAR builder?

  2. What are the most important benefits of the homes you build?

  3. Are any of the homes in this development ENERGY STAR qualified? Which ones?

  4. Do you build model homes I can tour? If not, can you arrange for me to see a home you built for another customer?

  5. What improvements to the home’s energy efficiency have been made? How do you verify the energy performance of your homes?

  6. Have any above-code features been added to improve the comfort and health of the occupants?

  7. What's your process for inspection at key points of construction, to address any matters that need to be corrected or finalized?

  8. Will you be my primary point of contact throughout the process?

  9. Do you offer upgrades that improve the performance of the homes you build?

  10. How do your building techniques reflect the latest developments in housing technology?