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ENERGY STAR Homes Accounted for 26 percent of New Construction in 2011



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Homes built to voluntary ENERGY STAR® specifications made up about 26% of all new homes constructed in the United States during 2011. Under the latest update of the specifications that went into effect earlier this year, ENERGY STAR homes consume at least 15% less energy than those built to the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). More

Graph of 2011 market penetration of ENERGY STAR homes by state, as explained in the article text.

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