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      Energy Star Homes in Asheville NC

      Homes 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.
      Asheville NC Energy Star Homes

      Asheville NC Energy Star Homes

      Energy Star builders 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, windows and appliances 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, land and real estate in the Asheville area.