TEP Energy Smart Homes
Better built, better value
In the market for a newly constructed home? Look for a Tucson Electric Power Energy Smart Home or ENERGY STAR-qualified neighborhood with high-performance homes that save you money and energy.
TEP Energy Smart Homes are designed and built to conserve energy and save you money. In cooperation with TEP, a number of Arizona builders are incorporating energy-saving features and building techniques in their new homes.
An energy-efficient home is a healthful home
TEP Energy Smart Homes is a utility-sponsored program for energy-efficient new home construction, founded on integrated building science. The program emphasizes a whole-house approach to improving health, safety, comfort, durability and energy efficiency. The program includes on-site inspections and field testing to verify that homes perform the way they were designed. Program standards are designed to focus solely on best building practices.
Energy-efficient homes provide more efficient, healthful and comfortable living environments by treating the structure as a complete system, where every component must work in harmony. Energy-efficient homes also use fresh-air ventilation and pressure-management techniques that maintain better air quality and comfort. AND, a properly balanced heating and cooling system means maximum energy efficiency.
A systems approach to home construction
The program uses a systems approach to home construction. The systems approach deals with health and safety, comfort, durability and energy efficiency. By integrating the latest information on building science, TEP has developed construction requirements that each home must meet to qualify. The quality assurance of a TEP Energy Smart Home can be found only through our building partners who proudly advertise the TEP Energy Smart Homes program.
TEP Energy Smart Homes provide :
- The highest construction standards
- Improved insulation
- Mastic-sealed ductwork
- High efficiency HVAC equipment
- Combustion safety
- Advanced diagnostic blower door testing
- Efficient window systems
- Properly-sized heating and cooling equipment
- Controlled ventilation
- Return air paths
- Air and pressure balancing
- Improved indoor air quality
Read Frequently Asked Questions about the TEP Energy Smart Homes program.
View information on the federal Energy Star program.
If you would like to learn more about the TEP Energy Smart Homes program, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 520-884-3616