Efficiency is Building in Michigan

African American family standing in house under construction talking with builder.

What makes a home a dream home?

For some, it’s as simple as having a roof over your head and a safe place to sleep each night. For others, it may be a water slide connecting the movie theater to the kitchen.

However you define your dream home, Consumers Energy can help you dream bigger. Our New Home Construction Program helps Michigan home builders construct safe, high-quality and efficient homes that meet or exceed detailed ENERGY STAR® standards.

Thousands of new homeowners across Michigan are already benefitting from the lower energy costs, increased comfort and peace of mind that comes with living in an ENERGY STAR home. Built to be efficient from the ground up, each certified home is constructed with high-quality, energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment, windows, lighting, ductwork, appliances and more.

That kind of attention to detail pays off: ENERGY STAR homes use 15–30 percent less energy, and resell at a higher premium than typical new homes. To see all the benefits of living efficiently, check out energystar.gov/newhomes.

Once you’re ready to get started, visit our contractor directory for a handy list of participating builders, or simply let your chosen builder know you want an ENERGY STAR certified home. If they aren’t sure how to proceed, direct them to us. We’ll happily offer training, incentives and more to any qualified home builder within Consumers Energy’s service territory.