that earn the Energy Star certification
are at least 15% more energy efficient
than that of a code built home. The Energy Star program
is almost always required as a pre-requisite for green built homes
and green building certification programs that exist here in the Asheville North Carolina
area. There are many additional benefits that go along with an Energy Star home
such as getting a lifelong discount from local utility company as well as upfront rebates and tax credits when building an Energy Star certified home.
Energy Star builders
Asheville NC Energy Star Homes
achieve this high level of efficiency for your home by following the requirements outlined in the program, and then having a third party verifier certify that the home was built to the standards. Asheville North Carolina
has many energy star homes
available in the real estate market here. There are also dozens of Energy Star builders and certified green home builders
in the area to choose from.
Energy Star means tight construction
Your energy star builder
will use advanced techniques to seal holes and penetrations when building the home. Minimizing air infiltration
is a key component in building any energy efficient home
. Special attention will be paid to sealing the homes envelope so that it is as air tight as possible to minimize drafts, moisture, dust, pollen, pests and noise. Less air infiltration will also add to the overall, better indoor air quality
of an Energy Star home while lowering your monthly utility bills
and reducing maintenance costs
of the home. Properly installed and verified insulation in walls, floors, ceilings and attics will also insure lower energy bills and a quieter, more comfortable home.
High Performance Windows, Doors, and HVAC
Energy Star rated
, high efficiency doors
will be purchased and used in the construction of the home to assure a well built, and energy efficient home. Low E windows
will make sure that the home keeps heat in during the winter months and that heat is kept out during the summer months. High efficiency heating and air units
will be installed in the home and special attention will be paid to sealing of the ductwork for minimal energy losses.
Energy Star lighting and appliances
Compact fluorescent lighting
or LED lighting
will be used to minimize lighting loads, and once again minimize home energy use. All of the appliances in the home will be Energy Star rated
when possible to once again assure maximum energy conservation. Your new energy star home
will be at least 15% more energy efficient
and may be as much as 30% more energy efficient
than that of a code built home in the area.
Call Green Mountain Realty
at 828.215.9064 for homes
and real estate
in the Asheville area.