Insight Homes, Energy Services recognized with EPA awards
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is honoring 348 organizations with Energy Star Residential New Construction Market Leader Awards for their important contributions to energy-efficient construction and environmental protection, including two organizations in Delaware.
For their roles in building and rating Energy Star Certified Homes, the EPA recognized Insight Homes (36 Builders, LLC), headquartered in Bridgeville, which was recognized with the Residential Market Leader Award for its commitment to building Energy Star Certified New Homes; and Energy Services Group, based in New Castle, which received recognition for assisting builders with rating and certifying homes, as well as educating homeowners on energy efficient practices.
Energy Star-certified homes and apartments are at least 10% more energy efficient than those built to code and achieve a 20% improvement on average while providing homeowners with better quality, performance and comfort. More than 2 million Energy Star-certified new homes and apartments have been built to date, and one of every 12 single-family homes built in 2019 was Energy Star certified. In 2018, the Energy Star Residential New Construction Programs helped homeowners save 3 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity, avoiding $400 million in energy costs and achieving 4 million metric tons of greenhouse gas reductions.
“Voluntary programs like Energy Star have been successful in helping reduce energy usage,” said EPA Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator Cosmo Servidio. “These organizations have demonstrated a clear commitment to helping homeowners save money and reduce their environmental footprint, and I applaud them for their efforts.”
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