The blue ENERGY STAR label on a new home means it was 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. Because and ENERGY STAR certified home starts during the construction process, Intermountain Gas partnered with Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity to document the ENERGY STAR Certified Home building process. In their mission to build "simple, affordable homes" for hard-working, Idaho families, Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity builds ENERGY STAR certified homes to maximize quality, comfort, and efficiency. This keeps long term operations as affordable as possible. Follow Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity through the build process and learn more about the features and benefits of an ENERGY STAR certified home.