Des Moines, IA / ACCESSWIRE / May 7, 2014 / Candor Homes Corporation, a company focused on “Greener” and "Smarter" new home construction and sales, is pleased today to announce its partnership with, and participation in, the Energy Star(R) program. Energy Star is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through superior energy efficiency; participation in this program promotes energy-efficient homes that can improve builder profitability, improve home quality and homeowner comfort, lower energy demand, and reduce air pollution. Energy Star qualified homes are third-party verified to be significantly more energy efficient than homes built to code. Savings are typically achieved through a combination of envelope upgrades, high performance windows, controlled air infiltration, upgraded heating and air conditioning systems, tight duct systems, upgraded waterheating equipment and efficient lighting and appliances.
Since its establishment in 1992, and as of December 2012, participants in this program, ranging from families, governmental organizations and businesses – including Fortune 500 companies – have realized estimated savings of more than $239 billion on utility bills and have prevented more than 1.9 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions. Most recently, the EPA completed the transition to new, more rigorous requirements for homes to earn the Energy Star label. Homes certified under the new requirements are at least 15% more efficient than those build to the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code, and include additional energy-saving features to deliver a performance advantage of up to 30% compared to typical new homes.
Indeed, the interplay of government, business and market forces brought together through Energy Star has changed the energy efficiency landscape. As noted by the EPA, 85% of Americans recognize the blue Energy Star label, and of the households that knowingly purchased an Energy Star certified product, about 75% credited the label as an important factor in their purchase decision.
Home builders such as Candor Homes Corporation (http://www.candorhomescorp.com/) that participate as partners in this program undertake a number of commitments, including (i) to clearly inform homebuyers when their new homes have qualified for the Energy Star label and to be able to describe the features and benefits of these Energy Star qualified homes, and (ii) to provide a home energy rating report or relevant Builder Option Package for any qualified home upon the EPA’s request.
Candor Homes is owned 53% by Monster Arts, Inc. and 47% by Purity Investments, LLC, and the company is located in Ankeny, Iowa. The company’s principal operations officers, have a wealth of experience in the fields of new home construction and sales and home renovations/remodeling, particularly in the region of Central Iowa, where Candor Homes will undertake its initial business operations.
About Monster Arts, Inc:
Monster Arts is a leading mobile marketing and app technology innovator, designing a variety of mobile apps and games for purchase and download by the retail consumer and assisting business clients with online marketing through its Travel America Visitor Guide, mobile app design services, crowd funding consulting services and marketing, management, and promotions-related consulting services, as well as now providing professional printing and graphic design services. With its unique flair for marketing and keen affinity and proven acumen in the areas of media and Internet-related content distribution and advertising, Monster Arts has a unique ability to generate leads and revenue generating opportunities for clients, as well as for business and strategic partners.
About Energy Star:
ENERGY STAR is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through superior energy efficiency.
The ENERGY STAR program was established by EPA in 1992, under the authority of the Clean Air Act Section 103(g). Section103(g) of the Clean Air Act directs the Administrator to "conduct a basic engineering research and technology program to develop, evaluate, and demonstrate non–regulatory strategies and technologies for reducing air pollution." In 2005, Congress enacted the Energy Policy Act. Section 131 of the Act amends Section 324 (42 USC 6294) of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act, and "established at the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency a voluntary program to identify and promote energy–efficient products and buildings in order to reduce energy consumption, improve energy security, and reduce pollution through voluntary labeling of or other forms of communication about products and buildings that meet the highest energy efficiency standards."
Under EPA’s leadership, American consumers, businesses, and organizations have made investments in energy efficiency that are transforming the market for efficient products and practices, creating jobs, and stimulating the economy. Now in its 20th year, the ENERGY STAR program has boosted the adoption of energy efficient products, practices, and services through valuable partnerships, objective measurement tools, and consumer education.
Greenhouse Gas Reduction
Significant opportunity for climate change mitigation exists from helping consumers and businesses save energy. Energy use in homes, buildings, and industry account for two thirds of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. ENERGY STAR has been instrumental in reducing this energy use in order to realize significant greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions2 - contributing to important health and environmental benefits by addressing the challenges of climate change while strengthening our economy. ENERGY STAR benefits have grown steadily over time, nearly tripling in the last decade.
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