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  1. NORTHWEST ENERGY STAR HOMES

    Northwest ENERGY STAR homes are better built, more comfortable homes that save you money on your utility bills every month. Every Northwest ENERGY STAR certified home has been built to meet energy efficiency guidelines set forth by the Environmental Protection Agency. From energy efficient windows to advanced heating and cooling systems, ENERGY STAR homes guarantee greater savings, comfort and peace of mind.

     

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    Properly Installed Insulation
    Properly Installed Insulation

    Northwest ENERGY STAR Homes use high efficiency insulation to provide a more comfortable living space and save on energy costs. Increased insulation, regardless of type, will save money and create more comfortable temperatures and a quieter space for an improved quality of life.

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    Sealed Duct System
    Sealed Duct System

    Poorly installed ductwork increases a home’s energy use, causes discomfort and may compromise indoor air quality. ENERGY STAR qualified homes are planned and built using sealed duct systems and then tested to assure optimal performance.

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    Efficient Appliances & Lighting
    Efficient Appliances & Lighting

    ENERGY STAR qualified appliances and lighting deliver the newest technology and tested performance, resulting in significant energy savings without sacrificing features, style or comfort.

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    Moisture-Management
    Moisture-Management

    ENERGY STAR homes incorporate flashing, moisture barriers and membrane details to create a tightly-sealed and well-insulated building envelope. These measures prevent mold and moisture from compromising the quality of the home and ensure optimal durability, comfort and indoor air quality.

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    High Performance Heating & Cooling Systems
    High Performance Heating & Cooling Systems

    High performance heating and cooling systems can increase year-round comfort and reduce heating and cooling energy costs by up to 30%. To achieve the full value and efficiency of the heating and cooling system, all components must be properly designed, sized, installed and performance tested to ensure proper distribution of conditioned air throughout the house.

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    High Efficiency Water Heating Equipment
    High Efficiency Water Heating Equipment

    According to the EPA, water heating represents approximately 15–25% of residential energy consumption. Water heating equipment in ENERGY STAR qualified homes is required to meet high efficiency standards, guaranteeing that water is heated and stored with less energy use and expense than standard equipment.

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    High Performance Windows & Doors
    High Performance Windows & Doors

    ENERGY STAR qualified windows and high performance doors employ advanced technologies to help keep heat in during the winter and out during the summer, for increased comfort, reduced condensation and lower utility costs.

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    Performance Testing & Quality Assurance
    Performance Testing & Quality Assurance

    Northwest ENERGY STAR Homes are inspected and performance tested by an independent third party to ensure that the home meets the standards set by Northwest ENERGY STAR Homes. Each home is blower door tested to minimize air leakage, and every heating and cooling system is performance tested to ensure that it is operating as efficiently as possible.

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