The House Designers Launch ENERGY STAR® Approved House Plans

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The House Designers (THD) and ENERGY STAR® have partnered to offer consumers an exclusive collection of Green House Plans, which have been awarded the "Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR®" credentials to promote green home building. The new website launched Nov. 19th in conjunction with the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Boston features extensive information about residential green building products.

The House Designers (THD) and ENERGY STAR® have partnered to offer consumers an exclusive collection of Green House Plans. Their newly launched ENERGY STAR® House Plan website, features green designs from The House Designers best-selling, most popular collections, as well as practical tips, information and product ideas on how to build a green home. THD launched their new site to support ENERGY STARS'® initiative to encourage consumers to build eco-friendly, energy efficient homes.

THD met with many top manufacturers at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Boston, who will showcase their eco-friendly products on the new website and assist in educating consumers about the many benefits to building a green home.

In the Green Building section, consumers can learn what it really means to build a "green" home including being updated on the latest eco-friendly products. Information is available in a library of articles explaining items like HERS raters, the LEED program, the Green Label Program and much more. The new site also helps consumers to find green products for their ENERGY STAR® homes including innovative ideas on lighting, windows, appliances, paint, roofing, siding and much more.

All ENERGY STAR® house plans include a complete set of working construction drawings with energy-efficient details and specifications for features such as tight construction and duct systems (specific to locality), properly-installed insulation, high performance windows, efficient heating and cooling equipment, and ENERGY STAR® qualified lighting and appliances to reduce energy costs by 20 to 30 percent.

For more information on how you can become involved with this groundbreaking program, contact Tammy Crosby at 203-856-9334 or tcrosby at thehousedesigners dot com

About The House Designers:
The House Designers ( are the leading residential architects and designers in the U.S. comprising the majority of pre-drawn plans in America. THD has the best selling, most popular house plans in America all under one roof owned and operated directly by the designers with clients who have built their homes in every state in the U.S. and in 56 countries around the globe.

ENERGY STAR® was introduced by EPA in 1992 as a voluntary, market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency. Today, the ENERGY STAR® label can be found on more than 50 different kinds of products as well as buildings and new homes. Products that have earned the ENERGY STAR®, prevent greenhouse gas emissions by meeting strict energy-efficiency specifications set by the government. In 2007 alone, Americans, with the help of ENERGY STAR®, saved $16 billion on their energy bills while reducing greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those from 27 million vehicles.

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