New Homes to Come With Energy-Efficiency Labels

Last year, developer KB Homes began putting an Energy Performance Guide (EPG) label on every home they build. Is this an idea who's time has come?

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August 29, 2011, 9:00 AM PDT

By Tim Halbur


Jenny Sullivan of Builder Magazine explains:

"Touted as the house equivalent of the miles-per-gallon (MPG) fuel efficiency rating for cars, the EPG sticker appeals to consumers' wallets (and, secondarily, to their environmental conscience) by spelling out the estimated monthly costs for heating and cooling, appliances, and lighting."

Sullivan suggest that this idea might become more common, and is a reaction to the increase in greenwashing in the homebuilding business.

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