Chinburg Properties was one of the first builders on the NH Seacoast to participate in Unitil’s ENERGY STAR® New Home Construction Program back in 2003. Building to ENERGY STAR standards has become a critical part of our philosophy and marketing strategy.
We’ve learned that it makes great sense to build tighter homes with sustainable materials, quality insulation, high efficient heating & cooling equipment and lighting, to create a better living environment for our home buyers. These energy wise elements improve home comfort, reduce energy costs and lead to homeowner peace of mind.The rebates provided by Unitil go a long way in helping to make the upgrades and the certifications more affordable and attractive to new home buyers and builders.
The ENERGY STAR brand is a recognized stamp of approval on efficient/eco-conscious building. We are proud to be an ENERGY STAR builder working closely with Unitil and have made energy efficient building one of the core values of Chinburg Properties.
Generally, rebates for building to ENERGY STAR standards are $2,800+. Average annual energy savings are about 1,000 kWh and 65 mmBTUs (natural gas heat) — a cost savings of about $1,100/year.