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New Home Construction: Built to Save

Build It Better From the Beginning

When you build your new home to ENERGY STAR® standards, you build a home that's easier to keep cool in the summers, easier to heat in the winters and better lit year round. You’re also creating a home for your family that will result in long term cost savings — and help us all work toward a more sustainable future for Michigan.

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Benefits of an ENERGY STAR Home

Homes built to ENERGY STAR guidelines offer many benefits, including:

  • An average 20% savings on energy bills
  • Enhanced performance and comfort, including reducing dust, pollen, bugs and excessive humidity
  • Better for the environment and Michigan’s future
Learn more about how we support energy efficient homes.

Building to a Higher Standard

What does a home built to save energy look like? You’ll find:

  • High-efficiency HVAC and water heating equipment
  • More tightly constructed building envelopes
  • ENERGY STAR insulating windows
  • High-efficiency lighting
  • ENERGY STAR efficient appliances
Visit ENERGY STAR to learn more.

How to Find a Builder

We work with experienced builders who focus on high-performance energy efficient new homes — and save you money. These pros know how to plan for energy savings, and they have special training in our rebate programs too.

Find one near you in our builder directory, and be sure to mention our New Home Construction program.

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year

We're a 2019 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year. Thank you to all participating builders for your outstanding contributions toward making Michigan more energy efficient.

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