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Mayberry Homes Commits to Certifying 100% ENERGY STAR Homes

Categories: Buying New, ENERGY STAR, Mayberry Homes General, New Homes, News | Posted: January 13, 2022

Mayberry Homes Commits to Certifying 100% of Homes to EPA’s ENERGY STAR Certification for Superior Energy Efficiency

(January 13, 2022 | East Lansing, Michigan) Mayberry Homes is pleased to announce our 100% commitment to ENERGY STAR in 2022. All of the homes that we will build in 2022 will earn the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR certification. ENERGY STAR certified homes are at least 10% more energy efficient than homes built to code and achieve a 20% improvement on average, while providing homeowners with better quality, performance, and comfort. By making this commitment, Mayberry Homes has earned special EPA recognition.

“Mayberry Homes is pleased to offer all of our home buyers more efficient, durable, and comfortable homes that are labeled to ENERGY STAR,” said Robert K. Schroeder, President. “Through our ENERGY STAR participation, we are demonstrating our commitment to energy efficient construction.”

“We see the 100% ENERGY STAR commitment as the real mark of leadership among American home builders,” said Jonathan Passe, Chief of the ENERGY STAR Residential Branch. “It’s a commitment to excellence in terms of lower utility bills, greater home comfort, and environmental protection.”

Homes earning the ENERGY STAR label are designed and built to standards well above most other homes on the market today. When ENERGY STAR’s rigorous requirements are applied to new home construction, the result is a home built better from the ground up, delivering better durability, better comfort, and reduced utility and maintenance costs. Features of an ENERGY STAR certified home include:

  • A Complete Thermal Enclosure System — Comprehensive air sealing, properly installed insulation, and high-performance windows work together to enhance comfort, improve durability, reduce maintenance costs, and lower monthly utility bills.
  • A Complete Heating and Cooling System — High-efficiency systems that are engineered and installed to deliver more comfort, better moisture control, improved indoor air quality, and quieter operation.
  • A Complete Water Management System — A comprehensive package of best building practices and materials protects roofs, walls and foundations from water damage, provides added protection, and reduces the risk of indoor air quality problems.
  • Energy-Efficient Lighting and Appliances — ENERGY STAR qualified lighting, appliances, and fans are commonly installed throughout ENERGY STAR certified homes, helping to reduce monthly utility bills, while providing high-quality performance.


ENERGY STAR® is the simple choice for energy efficiency. For over 25 years, EPA’s ENERGY STAR program has been America’s resource for saving energy and protecting the environment. Join the millions already making a difference at More background information about ENERGY STAR can be found at and


Thousands of industrial, commercial, utility, state, and local organizations—including more than 40 percent of the Fortune 500®—rely on their partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to deliver cost-saving energy efficiency solutions. Together, since 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners have helped save American families and businesses over $450 billion and over 3.5 trillion kilowatt-hours of electricity while also achieving broad emissions reductions—all through voluntary action.

More information about Mayberry Homes ENERGY STAR Program

4 Fall Home Maintenance Tips

Categories: Buying New, ENERGY STAR, Mayberry Homes General, New Homes, News, Real Estate | Posted: September 29, 2021

The leaves are starting to change color and the summer’s heat wave is behind us — all signs that the fall season has finally arrived. With more time spent at home this year, taking on a few preventative home maintenance projects will not only keep your family living space comfortable; it will help safeguard your home investment. Here are a few areas of your home to pay special attention to in the next couple of months:

1. Check Roof Insulation
You want to make sure your home has sufficient insulation, especially if you have an older home. If you notice your attic insulation is level with or below the attic floor joists, you probably need to add more. To help you measure and check your insulation levels, visit or consider hiring a home energy professional.

2. Investigate Air Leaks
Heated air can escape from gaps that develop where building materials meet. Check places where exterior siding meets windows and doors, around roof and foundation lines, around chimneys and where pipes protrude through walls or roofs. By working to stop or minimize drafts, you can save on annual energy costs. The Department of Energy notes that consumers could save ten percent to 20 percent per year.

3. Inspect Your Heating System
To keep your heater functioning at an optimal level, have your unit checked and cleaned by a professional. Make sure ducts and pipes located in unheated spaces are insulated. Dirt streaks around your ductwork, especially near the seams, are evidence of leaks. Change your filter if needed.

4. Examine Windows
Ensure your windows and doors are effectively keeping warm air in and cold air out. Look for any cracks around glass, sashes and window frames. Apply adhesive foam weather strips to the top and bottom window rails or nail felt weather stripping where window sashes and frames make contact.