Energy Star Homes

The New Jersey ENERGY STAR Homes program Program is designed to increase the energy efficiency level of residential new construction in New Jersey to that of the national Energy Star Homes Program. Program recognizes and rewards builders of premium, energy-efficient homes by helping them increase their profits and customer satisfaction while contributing to a cleaner environment.

To receive certification as a New Jersey ENERGY STAR Home, a home must score 86 out of a possible 100 points on the Home Energy Rating System (HERS). In order to ensure a home meets this rating, a utility representative will work with the builder to select the appropriate mix of energy-efficiency upgrades and to ensure proper building practices are followed. In addition,the utility provides technical advice during construction visits and performs a final rating once the home is completed to check out all systems and certify the home as an ENERGY STAR Home.

Program Profile