Built to a higher standard today, creating benefits for a lifetime

High efficiency new homes have been built to a higher standard than the code requires and have each completed a rigorous independent inspection. These features make a new home a better value for today and a better investment for tomorrow. Each efficiency element increases comfort, reduces energy and maintains the value of the home. You’ll gain:

Increased comfort

These homes are built to minimize leaks and drafts that cause hot and cold spots. Innovative insulation techniques and high efficiency equipment work together to provide year-round, wall-to-wall comfort.

Lower energy bills

High efficiency new homes are built to be at least 10 percent more energy efficient than the code requires. That can mean hundreds of dollars saved each year — and thousands more in your pocket over the lifetime of your home.

Healthier indoor spaces

Continuous fresh air, superior water management and tight insulation result in the reduction of dust, pollen, insects, allergens and mold. This additional insulation and air sealing also helps create a quieter environment.


In addition, participating High Efficiency New Homes may include use of radon mitigation fans for indoor air quality. Xcel Energy recommends regular monitoring of radon levels in your home to ensure the optimal performance of any radon mitigation system.

Retained value

These new homes are more durable due to high- performance windows, effective insulation and better construction techniques. Additionally, having a nationally recognized third-party rating on your home can boost future resale value.