Our Partnership with Energy Star
We are proud to offer new homes that have earned the ENERGY STAR® label. ENERGY STAR qualified new homes are substantially more energy efficient than homes built to the minimum code requirements. Our ENERGY STAR qualified new homes are independently verified by a third-party Home Energy Rater to ensure they meet ENERGY STAR energy efficiency guidelines. These homes are better for the environment and better for you.
In 2009, we had begun the construction of a new home when the client came to us and requested that his new house be Energy Star rated. We we began researching immediately as we were clueless what would be needed. We felt this would be an expensive upgrade. We were soon to find out that we were already building quality homes and the most we needed was a insulation upgrade. After upgrading the insulation the HVAC contractor said that he needs to recalculate the Air Conditioning requirements. He came back to us and said that now he only needs to install on air unit instead of two. This difference paid for the insulation upgrade. Thus the Energy Star rating costed the same as our former conventional methods.
Benefits of owning one of our ENERGY STAR qualified new homes include:
THE GOVERNMENT BACKED ENERGY STAR LABELHome buying is complex enough without having to know all the details of energy-efficient construction. Instead, look for the ENERGY STAR label to easily identify homes that are truly energy efficient.
LOWER UTILITY BILLS
Our ENERGY STAR qualified homes use substantially less energy—delivering $200 to $400 in annual savings. Over the average 7 to 8 years you may live in your home, this adds up to thousands of dollars saved on utility bills.
Enjoy the peace of mind that comes with a low-maintenance home. Tight construction and long-lasting, efficient equipment make our homes more durable, helping to minimize many of the maintenance problems found in typical homes.
COMFORT AND QUIET
Properly installed energy efficiency features deliver better protection against cold, heat, drafts, moisture, pollution, and noise. Our ENERGY STAR qualified homes help to provide consistent temperatures, improved indoor air quality, and greater durability.
Buying an ENERGY STAR qualified home is a decision you can be proud of. Energy used in our homes often comes from the burning of fossil fuels at power plants, which contributes to smog, acid rain, and global warming. By using less energy, your new ENERGY STAR qualified home helps to reduce the amount of air pollution generated.
More than 725,000 ENERGY STAR qualified homes have been built across the country. By the end of the decade, more than 2 million homes are expected to earn the ENERGY STAR. The trend is clear. By choosing a home that has earned the this label, you can be confident that your home will have an increasingly valued feature when the time comes to sell.
Features of our ENERGY STAR qualified new homes include:
- Effective Insulation — Properly installed insulation that meets or exceeds national code requirements helps achieve even temperatures throughout the house while using less energy. The result is lower utility costs and a quieter, more comfortable home.
- High-Performance Windows — Advanced window coatings help keep heat in during winter and out during summer. They also block damaging ultraviolet sunlight that can discolor carpets and furniture.
- Tight Construction and Tight Ducts — Attention to detail by sealing all holes, cracks, and seams in ducts and construction assemblies helps eliminate drafts, moisture, dust, pests, and pollen. This improves comfort and the quality of indoor air, while lowering maintenance costs.
- Energy-Efficient Heating and Cooling Equipment — More efficient and properly sized heating and cooling systems use less energy, which reduces utility bills. These systems also turn on and off less frequently, removing more humidity and providing better comfort.
For more information on our ENERGY STAR qualified new homes, contact our qualifying inspector CFM Building Solutions, LLC/Stephen Lindsey at SLindsey@CFBuildingScienceSolutions.com or (520) 495-0487.
Learn more about ENERGY STAR qualified new homes at http://www.energystar.gov/.