Energy efficient homes
are becoming more and more popular in Asheville NC
as more home buyers understand the benefits of buying an Energy Star rated home. Energy Star rated homes are at bare minimum 15% more energy efficient than a code built home, but in actuality with the new 2011 Energy Star requirements as they relate to the thermal envelope, your new home will be more like 35% more energy efficient than that of a code built home. It should cost little more to build an Energy Star home as rebates are given to both the home builder and home owner after final certifications are in place.
Energy Star homes are energy efficient
We urge readers of this post to visit the Energy Star site and review the rather extensive 2011 checklist of what will have to be implemented by the builder and verified by a third party home energy rater to achieve final Energy Star status. In a nutshell homes built to Energy Star standards will be better insulated, better sealed for less air infiltration, have Energy Star appliances along with high efficiency lighting, efficient hot water heater systems and super efficient heating and cooling systems for the home. Energy Star also has an indoor air quality component to assure better indoor air quality for its occupants.
Energy Efficient Homes in Asheville
We educate clients on energy efficient homes
Buying energy efficient homes
in the Asheville area is easy if you are working with an experienced Realtor such as ourselves that understand and actually build some of the most energy efficient homes in this area. We guide clients through the home buying process while educating on each home as to why or why the home may not be as energy efficient as the next. Energy prices continue to go up and more and more home buyers are demanding that their homes are energy efficient. We foresee that many buyers over the next ten years will search out homes on an energy efficient level and only be interested in the most efficient ones out there. More and more states are moving toward implementing energy codes as part of their local building codes to also assure homes are built better in the future.
Call Green Mountain Realty
at 828.215.9064 for energy efficient homes, land and real estate here in the Asheville area.