Next Step is proud to partner with ENERGY STAR to promote energy efficient products and practices that save money and protect our environment

Next Step Homes are designed to be built and verified to meet strict guidelines for energy efficiency set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. When we refer to Next Step Homes as ENERGY STAR, we are referring to those homes completed by Next Step Network Members that meet all ENERGY STAR performance criteria. This means that the homes are designed, built, constructed, manufactured, qualified, certified, labeled, or produced as ENERGY STAR or that otherwise meets or exceeds ENERGY STAR standards, guidelines or requirements. Learn more on how a home qualifies for the ENERGY STAR label at

“ENERGY STAR is the government-backed program that helps us all save money and protect our environment with energy-efficient products and practices. Whether you are looking to replace old appliances, remodel your home, or buy a new house, ENERGY STAR can help. More than 60 types of products, including appliances, televisions, computers, heating and cooling equipment, and even new homes can earn the government's ENERGY STAR label. ENERGY STAR also offers best-practice solutions to make your home more comfortable and reduce your energy costs.”

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