It’s not easy being "green", but "easy" isn’t our aim— quality construction is. Our goal is to build the best, most efficient homes possible, and that includes designing and building our homes up to ENERGY STAR® certification requirements.
Our environmentally-friendly homes are designed to use less energy, water and natural resources—creating a green community with less waste, reduced greenhouse gas emissions and exposure to outdoor toxins. This not only helps save the planet, but also saves you money on utilities.
High Efficiency HVAC System (13 SEER Cooling, 90% Efficiency Furnace) - all of our homes have the HVAC system engineered and sized to operate at the highest efficiency | 92 EF Water Heater (Electric) Duct systems sealed with Mastic. (Mastic is glue that provides a airtight seal on duct joints, superior to the standard tape) ENERGY STAR®3.0 requires a duct leakage test for each home | ENERGY STAR® Qualified Appliances | ENERGY STAR® Qualified Bath Fans | "Grade 1" insulation installation - This is the highest standard of quality assurance for insulation install. By minimizing the compression of the fiberglass insulation around windows, doors, stud bays, pipes, wires, outlet and switch boxes, etc., you maximize the effectiveness of the insulation | Foam air sealing between conditioned and non-conditioned space. This includes: window and exterior door jambs, electrical penetrations between garage and main living area of home, any gaps in exterior wall framing, attic floor, fireplaces, cantilevers, etc. The goal is the isolate the conditioned space of the home from the unconditioned space to reduce air infiltration. This reduces drafts in the home and contributes to less strain on the HVAC systems. ENERGY STAR® 3.0 requires a blower door test for each home, which measures the tightness of the building envelope | Air sealed and insulated attic access stairs (applicable in some model types) | R-60 insulation in cold floors (bottom of a cantilever, garage ceiling if garage is integral to home) R-60 is superior insulation to the code required R-38 | Low-E windows with a U value of (thermal rating) | Programmable thermostat | Energy Star Rated CFL light bulbs in all fixtures