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Residential New Construction

Residential New Construction

Build in energy efficiency from the ground up.


Your new home is one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make. Invest wisely—in an energy-efficient home, which can reduce annual utility costs by 15 percent or more. Energy-efficient homes are built to meet stricter requirements than standard building codes. And those savings can really add up over the lifetime of a 30-year mortgage.

But savings are just the beginning. An energy-efficient new home also gives you:

Enhanced indoor comfort + Lasting value + Improved air quality + Durability + Safety

Wall-to-Wall Savings and Quality

An energy-efficient new home has high-performing features that make a difference you can see and feel.
  • Better Insulation

    High quality insulation, and more of it, protects your energy-efficient new home from extreme temperatures.

  • Tighter Building Shell

    An energy-efficient home’s effective sealing ensures your home is at least 20% tighter than code requirements.

  • Improved Air Circulation

    Your new home’s HVAC duct systems perform about 33% more efficiently than those meeting code standards.

  • High-Efficiency Windows

    A special coating on energy-efficient windows helps keep your home cool in summer and warm in winter.

Find a Builder
Talk to a participating builder about the many benefits of an energy-efficient new home.
  • HERS® Index

    The Home Energy Rating System (HERS®) Index measures a home’s energy efficiency.

  • Energy Usage Limited Guarantee

    Know upfront how much electricity you’ll use to heat and cool your home. Guaranteed.

  • Duke Energy's Commitment

    Duke Energy works with builders to help ensure the use of energy-efficient products and building practices.