Energy Star Certified New Homes are designed and built well above most other homes on the market today, delivering energy efficiency savings up to 30% when compared to typical new homes and even much greater when compared to existing homes.
Our Energy Star Certified Homes have undergone a process of 3rd party inspections, testing and verification to meet strict requirements set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), delivering better quality, improved comfort and durability.
Homecrete uses a variety of construction practices and technologies to decrease the risk of poor indoor air quality. It’s not easy for homebuyers to keep track of all the details but that’s why the EPA created the Indoor airPlus Label. Here’s how we do it:
1. Start with Energy StarEvery Indoor airPlus home must first BE Energy Star Certified, the trusted symbol of energy efficiency.
2. Add Indoor airPlus quality improvementsAdditional home design and construction features are included in the Indoor airPlus Label to help protect homes from airborne contaminants.
3. Register each home with a HERS score Registered with RESNET that measures how efficient the home is.
4. Finish with Independent Testing/VerificationThe homes energy performance and key indoor air quality features are verified by an independent third-party inspector to ensure that your home has met all of the EPA’s rigorous guidelines for energy and indoor air quality.
1. Complete Thermal EnclosureProducts such as 1” rigid foam on the walls combined with spray foam in the ceiling ensures a complete thermal insulated home with foam. Think igloo cooler or even how little foam is needed to protect you from hot coffee? Foam is a better insulator.
2. High Efficiency Cooling, Heating and Ventilation Systems16 SEER high efficient mechanical system, kitchen and bath ventilation that exhaust to the exterior (not recirculate) for proper air exchanges and a Merv 10 filtration system.
3. Energy Efficient Lighting and AppliancesHigh efficiency Windows and Doors, LED lighting and Energy Star Rated Appliances.
4. Comprehensive Water ManagementEach home meets a checklist of items for water draining.
This means that the hassle of doing your own research in home buying is taken from your shoulders. When the rigorous ENERGY STAR requirements are applied to your new home construction, the results are not JUST a better built home. The results are a home that is more durable and more comfortable with reduced utility and maintenance costs. So not only will that breathe of fresh air bring reassurance that you are in trusted hands … it will also save you some cash!
Some of the added benefits of the Energy Star Certification include- reduced leaks and drafts, more consistent temperatures (better comfort in every room no matter the season), better durability against hazardous weather and accidents, greater indoor air quality, and the peace of mind that trained and certified professionals performed tireless inspections and testing to ensure only the best for your loved ones.
For more information on the Indoor Air Plus Label, take a look at this brochure...