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UES Energy Smart Homes

Better built, better valued homes.

If you’re thinking about buying a newly-constructed home, consider a UES Energy Smart Home. These ENERGY STAR®-certified homes are more energy efficient, comfortable, quieter and healthful than standard construction homes, and they will save you money now and for years to come.

UES Energy Smart Homes use 15-30 percent less energy than standard construction homes because they’re built better from the ground up. They feature high efficiency heating and cooling, lighting and appliances, and a complete thermal enclosure. They’re also independently tested and inspected to meet rigorous ENERGY STAR standards.

To find a UES Energy Smart Home builder and for more information, visit the ENERGY STAR Energy Efficient New Homes website.


The UES Energy Smart Homes program is designed to assure homeowners that their home was built to the highest energy efficient specifications that will result in lower energy use and costs.

A “whole home” systems approach

The UES Energy Smart Homes program emphasizes a whole-house approach to improving health, safety, comfort, durability and energy efficiency. Energy-efficient homes are more efficient, healthful and comfortable by treating the structure as a complete system, where every component must work in harmony.

Energy-efficient homes also use fresh-air ventilation and pressure-management techniques that maintain better air quality and comfort. A properly-balanced heating and cooling system delivers maximum energy efficiency.

Program standards focus on best building practices and include on-site inspections and field testing to verify that homes perform the way they were designed. By integrating the latest information on building science, UES has developed construction requirements that each participating Smart Home builder must meet.

UES Energy Smart Homes feature

  • High efficiency heating and cooling suited to the home
  • Controlled ventilation and return air paths
  • Better insulation and mastic-sealed ductwork
  • Advanced diagnostic blower door testing
  • Air and pressure balancing
  • Combustion safety
  • ENERGY STAR lighting
  • ENERGY STAR appliances
  • High efficiency windows

View information on the federal ENERGY STAR  program.

Fact Sheets

► Improved insulation Properly-installed insulation maximizes comfort and energy savings.

► High-efficiency air conditioning systems Look for a SEER rating of 14.5 or higher for more comfort, lower energy use and greater durability.

► Tight construction and ducting Fresh-air ventilation and pressure-management techniques maintain better air quality and comfort.

► Energy-efficient low-E windows Get the right windows and you'll see the difference on your energy bills.



If you would like to learn more about the UES Energy Smart Homes program, please email us at or call 866-467-1229.