- Quality Assurance
Homes that are Energy Star Certified undergo significantly more systems engineering, inspections, and testing than homes that are just built to code. This verification process helps to identify and correct mistakes before they become problems and it holds builders accountable to higher standards.
- Climate-specific Recommendations
For a home to be truly energy efficient, its design and construction must consider local conditions. Home Energy Raters are trained in climate-specific energy savings techniques, and their knowledge and field experience help builders like Knight West Homes select the most appropriate energy-efficient features.
- Field Verification
Raters conduct onsite inspections and testing of Knight West ENERGY STAR certified homes to make sure they meet rigorous program guidelines. The process includes a blower door test to measure air leakage in the house, a duct blaster test to measure air leakage, and a comprehensive set of inspection to assure proper construction details.
- Smart Purchase Means Peace of Mind
Look for the blue ENERGY STAR label – typically located on a home’s circuit breaker box. It assures you that the home has been verified by an independent Home Energy Rater to be truly energy efficient.