We specialize in modern living energy-efficient homes ranging in size from small to large. We believe that the trend for the future, however, is in smaller, better-appointed and environmentally friendly homes.
Why energy efficient homes?
The status quo has been to build substandard houses that are cheap to build but expensive and wasteful to maintain. But, as energy cost keep rising, and global warming affects more aspects of our lives, we feel that building energy-efficient homes is the responsible way of encroaching on nature’s boundaries. In addition, the benefits create a win-win situation as the customer incurs long-term savings through reduced utility bills, tax credits, and the satisfaction of blending with the environment. The following are benefits of energy-efficient construction from the U.S. Department of Energy.
Benefits of ENERGY STAR Qualified New Homes
PEACE OF MIND
Home buying is complex enough without having to know all the details of energy-efficient construction. Instead, look for the government-backed ENERGY STAR label to easily identify homes that are truly energy efficient. Find the house of your dreams and enjoy peace of mind knowing that it also meets strict energy efficiency guidelines.
LOWER OWNERSHIP COST
Compared with standard homes, ENERGY STAR qualified homes use substantially less energy for heating, cooling, and water heating-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. Additional savings on maintenance can also be substantial.
Properly installed energy-efficient improvements deliver better protection against cold, heat, drafts, moisture, pollution, and noise. An energy-efficient home helps ensure consistent temperatures between and across rooms, improved indoor air quality, and greater durability.
To date, over 2,500 home builders have partnered with EPA to construct more than 500,000 ENERGY STAR qualified homes. 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 with the ENERGY STAR label, you can be confident that it will have an increasingly valued feature when the time comes to sell.
Did you know that your home can be a greater source of pollution than your car? In fact, 16 percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions are generated from the energy used in houses nationwide.
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. Simply put, the less energy we use in our homes, the less air pollution we generate.