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New Home Efficiency


A new home offers a great opportunity to capture energy savings and related opportunities at the lowest possible cost. A high-performing home offers better comfort, better indoor air quality, and lower maintenance and energy costs without increasing the cost of ownership.

To locate new homes that perform better than conventionally built new homes and existing homes, be sure to look for the ENERGY STAR® label. The City of Fort Collins is a sponsor of the Northern Colorado ENERGY STAR Homes program, which includes tools to find builder partners and a map that shows exactly where new ENERGY STAR Homes are available regionally.

For those wishing to buy or build homes that take even bolder steps toward efficiency, these program and organizations provide more information:

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Tip #161

Always use a permanent "duct mastic" material-not duck tape-for sealing attic ductwork and crawl spaces.

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