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Build an Energy-Efficient Home

Planning to build a home? Energy Trust has tools and resources to assist you from design through completion to ensure energy efficiency and renewable energy options are built into your new home.

Before construction begins, ask your builder about EPSTM, an energy performance scoring tool that rates home energy consumption and estimates your utility costs. Building your home to meet EPS requirements is a great way to ensure quality, comfort and energy savings. And it’s just one of the many helpful resources available to you.

Don’t Forget Solar

When you build with solar in mind, a home’s orientation and roof design are set up to get plenty of sun exposure to optimize a future system. A solar ready home also has the required conduit and space saved in the electrical panel to ensure that a future solar system will be easier and less costly to install. Be sure to ask your builder about installing solar or making your newly built home solar ready.

Homebuilding Resources

Find a Trade Ally Builder
Work with a builder who makes quality and energy efficiency top priorities.

Home Certifications
See which energy certifications work with EPS.

Solar for Your Home
Produce your own electricity by going solar.