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Release Date: Friday, August 08, 2014
Media Contact: Evelyn Weiss Francisco (201) 796-7788
EPA Recognizes the Achievements of Walters Homes
BARNEGAT, N.J., August 8, 2014 – Walters Homes is pleased to announce that it has received a 2014 ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Market Leader Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The award honors the important contribution Walters Homes has made to energy-efficient construction and environmental protection by building 117 ENERGY STAR-certified homes in 2013. Collectively, these homes will save Walters’ customers approximately $35,100 on utility bills each year.
“We are proud to be an ENERGY STAR builder,” said Edward Walters, Jr., founder and president. “All of our homes are built to the ENERGY STAR standard, which is a huge plus for our homeowners who want to save on their utility bills and protect the environment.”
The environmental benefits of Walters Homes’ ENERGY STAR-certified homes are equivalent to:
- Eliminating the emissions from 42 vehicles
- Saving 212,355 lbs of coal
- Planting 164 acres of trees
To earn the ENERGY STAR label, a home must meet strict guidelines for energy efficiency set by the U.S. EPA. These homes then undergo third-party verification of energy performance and are up to 30 percent more efficient than typical new homes built today.
Walters Homes offers the added benefits of ENERGY STAR appliances, effective insulation systems, high-performance windows, tight construction and ducts, properly sized and installed efficient heating and cooling equipment, efficient products, and third-party verification of energy performance.
“ENERGY STAR partners provide new homes that are designed and built to standards well above most others on the market today” said Jonathan Passe, Director of EPA’s ENERGY STAR Residential Branch. “Because ENERGY STAR-certified homes undergo rigorous independent inspections and testing, homebuyers who choose ENERGY STAR can be confident that their new home will offer real energy efficiency, comfort, durability, and value for years to come.”
For more information on the ENERGY STAR Market Leader Award, please visit http://www.energystar.gov/about/awards/market-leader-awards or for more information on Walters Homes, please visit http://www.waltershomes.com.
About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR was introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1992 as a voluntary market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through increased energy efficiency. Today, ENERGY STAR offers businesses and consumers energy-efficient solutions to save energy, money and help protect the environment for future generations. For more information about ENERGY STAR, visit http://www.energystar.gov or call toll-free 1-888-STAR-YES (1-888-782-7937).