Chuck Miller Construction Inc. was an Energy Star 100% Partner until 2007 - the last year we built a new home.
Every new home we've built has earned the ENERGY STAR® label. ENERGY STAR qualified new homes are at least 30% more energy-efficient than homes built to the national energy code. Even in states with more rigorous energy codes, the U.S. EPA ensures that ENERGY STAR remains the symbol for energy-efficient performance. Our ENERGY STAR qualified new homes were independently verified by a third party to ensure they met ENERGY STAR energy efficiency guidelines. These homes are better for the environment and better for you.
We are currently on "Inactive" Status. To maintain active status, a partner must qualify at least one home as ENERGY STAR every 12 months. Partners not meeting this requirement are placed on inactive status. Due to the downturn in new home construction, the majority of our work since 2008 has been residential remodeling.
However, Chuck Miller Construction Inc. remains committed to building energy-efficient homes and our partnership will be reactivated automatically once EPA receives a report from an accredited Home Energy Rating Provider indicating that we have built a new ENERGY STAR qualified home. We are currently designing two new homes for clients and both will be designed and built to meet or exceed Energy Star Standards.
An ENERGY STAR Qualified Home: The Right Choice For You
This video was created as an educational marketing tool for ENERGY STAR builder partners and their prospective homebuyers. Chuck Miller Construction Inc. designed and built the ENERGY STAR certified home for Darrin and Pamela Kennedy, one of the three couples interviewed for this video.
Benefits of Owning an ENERGY STAR® Qualified New Home Include:
A Recognized and Trusted Label All ENERGY STAR qualified new homes are certified to meet the U.S. EPA’s strict guidelines for energy efficiency. This exemplary performance is verified by an independent third party.
Lower Energy Costs Compared with standard homes, ENERGY STAR qualified new homes use substantially less energy for heating, cooling, and hot water heating. Homeowners can expect to save about $200-$300 annually on their energy bills.
More Comfortable Homes The energy-efficient features of ENERGY STAR qualified new homes keep out excessive heat, cold, and ensure consistent temperatures between and across rooms—making these homes more comfortable to live in.
Helping to Create a Better Future By purchasing an ENERGY STAR qualified new home, you are joining millions of consumers who have changed to ENERGY STAR, helping our nation reduce our energy needs and building a cleaner environment for the future.
Features of an ENERGY STAR® Qualified New Home include:
Energy-efficient Heating and Cooling Equipment More efficient and properly installed heating and cooling systems use less energy, which reduces energy bills.
Sealed and Performance Tested Ducts ENERGY STAR qualified homes are planned and built using well-sealed duct system, and then tested to ensure optimal performance. Tight ducts improve comfort and the quality of the indoor air, while lowering maintenance costs.
High-performance Windows High-performance windows help keep heat in during winter and out during summer. Windows with low-e coatings can block damaging ultraviolet sunlight that can discolor carpets and furniture.
Increased Insulation Improved and properly installed insulation helps achieve even temperatures throughout the house while using less energy. The result is lower energy costs and a more comfortable home.
ENERGY STAR Appliances and Lighting ENERGY STAR qualified products deliver performance and the newest technology, resulting in significant energy savings. Qualified appliances and lighting reduce energy bills without sacrificing features, style or comfort. New homes that have earned the ENERGY STAR label feature qualified dishwashers, when installed, and qualified bulbs and fixtures in at least half the sockets.
For more information on our ENERGY STAR qualified new homes, contact us or our Home Performance Specialist, Tad Duby