Since the Energy Star® homes program began in 1995, more than 1 million Energy Star homes have been built in the United States. According to EPA, families living in Energy Star homes saved more than $270 million last year on their utility bills, while avoiding GHG emissions equivalent to 370,000 cars.
There are more than 6,500 builders across the nation building homes that earn the Energy Star label, and qualified new homes can be found in every state in the country.
In the South Pacific region, the following are on the top 20 markets list for Energy Star qualified homes built to date:
- Las Vegas, Nevada (80,000 homes)
- Phoenix, Arizona (73,000 homes)
- Greater Los Angeles, California (57,000 homes)
- Tucson, Arizona (19,000 homes)
- Sacramento, California (18,000 homes)
- San Diego, California (18,000 homes)
- San Francisco-Oakland, California (11,000 homes)
More information on Energy Star homes is available at www.energystar.gov.