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Energy-Efficient New Homes

In the market for a new home? Make it an energy-efficient home. PECO is working closely with area builders who are constructing energy-efficient homes that deliver more than just energy savings. When you own an energy-efficient home, you benefit from greater efficiency, lower energy costs, improved comfort, enhanced durability and better quality.

These homes meet strict requirements set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and are
10% to 50% more energy efficient than new homes built to Pennsylvania’s standard building code. A rigorous third-party certification process ensures that your new home will deliver better protection against cold, heat, drafts, moisture, pollution and noise.

Benefits include:

  • Reduced energy use and costs by 10% to 50%
  • More even temperatures room to room
  • Healthier indoor air quality
  • Less impact on the environment
  • Greater resale value

How does a new home qualify as energy efficient?

PECO identifies an energy-efficient home as one that is 10% more efficient than a code-built home (2018 IECC) or is ENERGY STAR®

HERS Index

The lower the score, the more energy efficient the home.


ENERGY STAR certified homes will have a blue ENERGY STAR label on the circuit breaker box or nearby in the utility room. If you don’t see one, ask your builder for the ENERGY STAR certificate or a HERS report, which documents that the home has earned the high-performance label.

To find a home that you'll love for as long as you own it, contact a participating builder or call
1-888-5-PECO-SAVE (1-888-573-2672) for more information.

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What's inside an energy-efficient home?

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