How Much More Does It Cost to Build an ENERGY STAR Home? Incremental Cost Estimation Process


The incremental costs for building ENERGY STAR-certified homes over baseline homes have changed recently. ENERGY STAR certification now sets duct leakage maximums and mandates completion of the Thermal Bypass Checklist (TBC), which increase builders’ costs. At the same time, raising the standards of local building codes and baseline practices reduce energy… (More)


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