About BUILT TO SAVE™

What is BUILT TO SAVE?

BUILT TO SAVE™ is a voluntary, energy efficiency certification program that identifies new homes built to outperform similar homes built only to minimum building code requirements. BUILT TO SAVE™ certified homes are inspected and tested by an independent third-party RESNET certified energy rater and are guaranteed by the rater to have met the strict requirements of the program.

Benefits of the BUILT TO SAVE Program for Homebuyers

•  Increased savings on utility bills.
•  Energy efficiency that is at least 15% better than a similar home built to code.
•  Consistent temperatures from room to room.
•  Tight construction and controlled air filtration.
•  Better indoor air quality.
•  Properly-sized HVAC systems.
•  A more comfortable home with properly installed insulation.
•  Better resale value.

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Qualifying Criteria for BUILT TO SAVE® Certification

• Builder and RESNET Certified Rater must be registered with the BTS Program.
• Builder and Rater must be registered with a participating utility company if applicable.
• Rater must perform a pre-drywall and a final inspection of the home.
• Home must have a HERS score of 63 or below to qualify.
• Construction must meet or exceed 2015 IECC levels.
• The BTS compliance checklists must be completed, verified, and submitted by Rater.

About BUILT TO SAVE™