Hubbell Homes Receives ENERGY STAR® Achievement Award
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (March 21, 2006) – Hubbell Homes has received the ENERGY STAR® Achievement Award, sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In 2005, every Hubbell Home was constructed to meet the ENERGY STAR® standards, exceeding the achievement award’s minimum requirement of 50 homes. Through efficient building practices and materials, ENERGY STAR® helps homebuyers save money on monthly utility bills while reducing air pollution. Some of the efficient products that contribute to these energy and monetary savings include increased levels of insulation, properly sealed ducts, efficient windows, and high-efficiency heating and cooling equipment. Every new Hubbell Home meets the ENERGY STAR® standards. These homes are approximately 30 percent more efficient than standard homes built to the Model Energy Code. Benefits of efficient construction include an increase in indoor air quality, noise reduction, and an all around more comfortable indoor environment. “Having every Hubbell Home meet the ENERGY STAR® highest standards is extremely important to us,” states President and CEO of Hubbell Homes Rick Tollakson. “An ENERGY STAR® labeled home is a wise investment for the homebuyer as well as for our environment.” According to EPA estimates, 20 percent of all air pollution in the United States results from home energy usage. Introduced in 1995, ENERGY STAR® for homes currently has over 2,400 partners nationwide. For more information about ENERGY STAR® labeled homes and other ENERGY STAR® labeled products, please call 1-888-STAR-YES, or visit the Web site at www.energystar.gov.