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Maximizing your energy-efficient space can go a long way in creating and maintaining a long-lasting high performance home. The checklist below offers tips for reducing costly bills and easy ways to get the most out of your energy-efficient home, as well as good guideposts for detecting and addressing at-risk spots, such as under-insulated attics or drafty windows and doors. Use this checklist to help guide your home-building process and maintenance plan, and to help avoid potential issues in the future. Remember, double-checking will save you time, money, and most importantly, your sanity. 

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 “Measure twice, cut once” is a clever reminder that the time it takes to double-check important elements will always outweigh the time, cost, and headache of doing it over. While a reliable builder knows how to create the above-standard, Energy Star-certified home of your dreams, having some knowledge of your own can help alleviate any concerns or unfamiliarity with the process. Knowing what to look for also gives you the framework for how to keep your home running effectively and efficiently for decades. After all, building a home is an investment, and having the right information can save you money and stress. 

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