The Energy Star symbol, which is commonly found on home appliances, is familiar to many people. The program in addition, it was created by the Environmental Protection Agency in 1992 to provide consumers with a standardized measure of energy efficiency. But Energy Star it’s not just about air conditioning; includes partnerships with industry that go beyond promoting energy efficiency in commercial buildings, industrial facilities and households. To date, this has helped reduce greenhouse gases by more than 3.5 billion metric tons, which is about 750 million cars that would be produced in a year. In 2018, the program reduced energy costs for Americans by $ 35 billion.
If you want your home to work in a way that serves the environment (and saves you money), this week’s chart may be interesting. It is drawn from the last year message (2019) examining the share new family houses has achieved Energy Star certification in 50 states and in Washington, DC
In 2019, 73,445 such houses were built in the United States – although none in North Dakota, Montana, or Alaska (Hawaii managed a single house). Arizona had the highest share, 54 percent, or 18,224 households. Apart from Arizona, only Maryland and the District of Columbia have surpassed the 25% share of new homes that meet certification standards.
Achieve Energy Star certification – which can bring tax rebates for builders and homeowners – a new house must be more than just the use of certain appliances. It must be built, tested and inspected to meet strict EPA guidelines for heating, ventilation, cooling, water management and insulation. Certified homes built in 2019 saved more than $ 20.3 million in electricity bills and reduced CO2 emissions by 10,7303 metric tons, equivalent to 2,3209 cars, 249,713 barrels of oil or CO2 captured by 1.77 million trees grown from seedlings for 10 flight.