BUILT for the FAMILY STRUCTURE
Our homes are built to EcoSmart standards and fit a broad spectrum of aesthetic tastes and retain their curb appeal while being more energy efficient, healthier and environmentally responsible. The bottom line is, you benefit from long-term savings, protection from rising energy costs, increased resale value and improved home comfort.
Environments for Living® Certified
Recognized for energy efficiency and environmental sensitivity, each Eco Smart home is Environments for Living® certified with a written 3-year comfort and projected heating and cooling costs guarantee.
Blower Door Test
We also analyze your home for air leaks using a third-party blower door test. Did you know that more than 30% of a home’s heat loss is due to air leakages?
HVAC Unit and Duct Sizing
We look for every opportunity to incorporate energy efficiency into each of our homes because we know it will result in a quality, energy efficient and healthy home. That’s why each home in our Eco Smart Program has its own AC/Heating blueprint based on the number and size of windows, size of home, and other energy efficiency components such as insulation, ventilation and equipment efficiency ratings. Based on all components working together as a system, we properly size the HVAC equipment using the acceptable industry standard Manual J according to the Air Conditioning Contractors of America and EPA standards.
Water Efficiency PEX Plumbing System
A PEX plumbing system maintains water quality, is more energy efficient and results in reduced maintenance and greater reliability.
We control both the temperature and humidity levels in each home through the use of a programmable thermostat, providing greater energy savings and comfort to homeowners. Being programmable, it allows you the ability to control the temperature according to your desire and schedule.
R-13 wall and R-38 ceiling insulation in flat areas inspected for the best installation
High Efficiency A/C System
The A/C system has a higher Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) so it’s more efficient and requires less energy to run.
To ensure a healthier indoor environment, we seal all plumbing, electrical and other penetrations of walls and floors as well as joints between building material with polyurethane caulk to reduce air infiltration.
Other indoor air quality features include:
- Whole home mechanical ventilation: uses less energy while diluting indoor pollutants
- Carbon monoxide and smoke sensors on each floor and outside of sleeping zones
- Local exhaust in bathrooms and utility rooms
Third Party Energy Inspections
You not only have our word that your home is energy efficient, but the word of an objective third-party too. Outside inspection firms will conduct an inspection of the building envelope for any penetrations to assure your home meets all energy efficiency and quality standards. Finally, every home receives a third party final inspection to ensure that the critical HERS Index has been met.