Everyone has seen the Energy Star label on appliances and electronics throughout your home. This a registered trademark of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). To display this trademark a builderâ€™s home must meet the guidelines set by the EPA. To earn the minimum rating, the home must be at least 15% more energy efficient than the 2004 International Residential Code (IRC). Typically, B.O.L.D.’s homeâ€™s include additional energy saving features making them 30% or more efficient.
You have added confidence with your purchase of an Energy Star home. The Energy Star labeled homes have been verified to exceed the EPA standards by a trained and licensed third party rater. Random homes are also tested to verify the accuracy of the rater.
Energy Star homes use less energy and therefore cost less to live in. Thousands of dollars in lower heating and cooling bills will continue to add up each and every year you occupy your home. Electric and gas prices will continue to increase and new energy sources in the future will likely be expensive to develop.
Homes built to Energy Star standards will be more comfortable. The rater inspects homes during construction to verify proper installation of the energy efficient improvements. These deliver better protection against cold, heat, drafts, moisture, pollution and noise. Temperature variations between rooms will be reduced and indoor air quality is improved.
Energy efficiency is a good investment. Your purchase of energy savings will pay big dividends when it is time to resale your home. Consumers are more energy aware each year and your Energy Star label will set your home apart from others on the market. Save money while you live there and earn greater returns when you sell, thatâ€™s like â€œhaving you cake and eating it too!â€
Energy efficient homes are socially responsible. Your home can be a bigger pollution source than your automobile. 16% of our greenhouse gases are generated from the energy used in our homes. Reducing your day to day energy use in a B.O.L.D. Home reduces the pollution you generate and improves our environment.
B.O.L.D. Homes has made a commitment to construct 100% of our homes to meet the Energy Star standard. Your verified B.O.L.D. Home can be purchased with confidence that it will cost you less to operate, be more comfortable for you and your family, achieve it maximum investment potential and help do your part to save the earthâ€™s scarce resources. Contact us for additional information at (859) 657-6700 and www.boldhomes.com.
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