Federal, Commonwealth and San Juan officials joined the U.S. Green Building Council in San Juan to announce new guidelines for energy efficient homes in Puerto Rico. The new guidelines, developed by EPA as part of the federal ENERGY STAR program, are designed to take the Puerto Rico climate into account in determining energy efficiency for homes. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck, Puerto Rico Department of Housing and Urban Development Office Director Efrain Maldonado, San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz-Soto and U.S. Green Building Council Caribbean Chapter President Vincent Pieri made the announcement at EPA’s office in Guaynabo.
“An ENERGY STAR certified home means that the buyer will get an energy efficient place to live and will save money on energy costs over the long-term,” said Judith A. Enck, EPA Regional Administrator. “By committing to build ENERGY STAR homes certified for the Caribbean, builders in Puerto Rico can lead the way in providing home buyers with a choice that is both good for the environment and for their wallets.”
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