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Why You Should Buy An Energy Efficient Home

by thestreet.com posted 8months ago 40 views
Whether you give a hoot about the environment or not, it could pay to think about energy efficiency when shopping for a home. Newer houses certified by Energy Star — the federal government’s energy-efficiency rating program — use an average of 20% less energy than homes built to the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which oversees the system. But using less energy is just the beginning.

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