Homes Scale (E-Scale)
never buy a car without checking it’s MPG;
buying a home should be treated the same way.
What is the EnergySmart Home
The E-Scale is an
easy-to-understand tool that helps homebuyers
and homeowners make smart energy decisions when
purchasing, renting, or updating a home. It is
designed to provide clear, objective answers to
1) Will this home help me save money on energy
2) How many "miles per gallon" does this home
3) How does it compare to a typical new home?
4) How close is it to the "ultimate" – a
Net-Zero Energy Home?
ALL Capital Home
Builders Homes are tested and certified by an
independent, third party to determine the energy
performance or E-Scale score of the home.
Capital Home Builders Homes guarantees that all
homes will score 60 or lower on the E-Scale.
What does that mean? A home achieving 60 on the
EnergySmart Home Scale will use only 60 percent
as much energy as a typical new home, which is
100 on the scale - saving about 40 percent in
energy use on utility bills.
Visit the US
Department of Energy and The Builders Challenge
interactive E-Scale to see how much having an
energy efficient home can save you today! US
Department of Energy, Builders Challenge
Capital Home Builders
GURANTEED to score 60 or less on the E-Scale.
Builders Challenge (70 or lower) represents the
threshold at which a home must be built to
comply with the Builders Challenge.
ENERGY STAR is
85 on the E-Scale. Capital Home Builders Home
outperforms the strict ENERGY STAR
qualifications by at least 15 percent on every
Typical new home represents
the energy performance of a home built to code
(2006 IECC) and scores a 100 on the E-Scale.
Typical existing home represents
the average energy performance of the existing
housing stock which is located at 130 on the
Net-zero energy home
annually produces with on-site renewable sources
as much energy as it consumes. On-site renewable
sources include energy collected on the site and
used in the home (e.g., solar, wind). The site
includes the home's footprint and the home site
plan. The home should also provide an expected
level of service and comfort.