Knowing that our customers are saving up to 40% over existing homes on their energy bills is something we’re quite proud of.
Dublin, Ohio (PRWEB) June 27, 2011
Dominion Homes is pleased to announce that it has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with a 2011 ENERGY STAR Leadership in Housing Award. This award recognizes the important contribution Dominion Homes has made to energy-efficient new home construction and environmental protection by building more than 455 ENERGY STAR qualified homes last year. Collectively, these homes will save customers approximately $203,385 on utility bills each year.
The environmental benefits of these ENERGY STAR qualified homes are equal to the equivalent of:
- Eliminating the emissions from 222.95 vehicles;
- Saving 1,348,620 lbs of coal;
- Planting 368.55 acres of trees; or
- Saving the environment 2,644,915 pounds of CO2 per year.
To earn the ENERGY STAR label, a home must meet strict guidelines for energy efficiency set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. These homes are at least 20% more efficient than standard new homes built today.
“We’re honored to be recognized for our energy-efficient home designs,” said Eric Allison, Vice President of Architecture at Dominion Homes. “We’re constantly striving to innovate and keep up with the latest technology to benefit our homeowners. We have been an ENERGY STAR partner since 1998, so energy efficiency has been at the forefront of our building practices for years. Knowing that our customers are saving up to 40% over existing homes on their energy bills is something we’re quite proud of.”
ENERGY STAR qualified homes offer homebuyers all the features they want in a new home, plus energy-saving features like effective insulation systems, high performance windows, tight construction and ducts, properly-sized and installed efficient heating and cooling equipment, efficient products, and third-party verification of energy performance.
“The value you get from an ENERGY STAR Qualified Home goes far beyond energy efficiency,” said Sam Rashkin, National Director for EPA's ENERGY STAR Homes Program. “ENERGY STAR Qualified Homes provide more comfort, durability, and a healthier environment than homes built to code. On top of that, they’re tested and inspected to perform.”
Last year alone, with the help of ENERGY STAR and partners, Americans saved about $18 billion on their utility bills and avoided greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those of 33 million vehicles. Nearly 1.2 million ENERGY STAR homes have been built in the United States since the program first began labeling homes in 1995.
To learn more about Dominion Homes and energy efficient new home construction, please visit http://www.dominionhomes.com/.
About DOMINION HOMES
Founded in 1952, Dominion Homes is one of the leading homebuilders in Columbus Ohio, as well as Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky, and is one of the top 50 builders in the country. Dominion is an industry leader with a priority to construct quality, energy-efficient homes in the best communities, based on innovative designs that utilize state of the art construction techniques and materials. It is this commitment that ensures its continued success in building affordable, high-quality, eco-friendly homes.
About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR was introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1992 as a voluntary market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through increased energy efficiency. Today, ENERGY STAR offers businesses and consumers energy-efficient solutions to save energy, money and help protect the environment for future generations. More than 126,000 new homes were constructed to meet ENERGY STAR guidelines in 2010, by partners committed to improving the energy efficiency of products, homes, buildings and businesses. For more information about ENERGY STAR, visit http://www.energystar.gov or call toll-free 1-888-STAR-YES (1-888-782-7937).