Reduce Energy/Utillity

REDUCED ENERGY and UTILLITY CONSUMPTION

  • Sealed crawl
    • Optimum environment for any equipment such as HVAC
  • High Performance HVAC system
    • Each HVAC system is engineered and designed for each home incorporating the following features
      • Programable thermostat
      • Fresh air with humidistat
      • 10 MERV filter
      • Return air grilles in all bedrooms
      • Dual fuel utilizing a combination of natural gas and electricity
      • High Seer rating
  • Reduced consumption plumbing fixtures
  • High Efficiency Energy Star rated appliances
  • High Efficiency Gas water heaters
  • High Efficiency Gas fireplaces with blowers
  • High Efficiency CFL bulbs
  • High Efficiency double hung, double glazed Low E windows
  • All penetrations from heated to non-heated space (ceiling to attic) are sealed
    • Light fixtures and outlets
  • Advanced Framing techniques
    • Insulated corners
    • Ladder Tees
    • Insulated structural headers over all exterior wall penetrations (windows)
    • Thermal by-pass reduction
  • Robust insulation
    • Radiant barrier on roof
    • Insulated exterior corners
    • Insulation at intersection walls
    • Sheetrock sealed to top plate on all exterior walls
    • Sealed and insulated crawl space
  • Landscaping designed for reduced water consumption
    • Use of native plants
    • Use of Bermuda sod(where allowed