We are the only modular home builder in the region that builds every home to EXCEED Energy Star specifications as a standard practice.
What is Energy star?
ENERGY STAR is the government-backed program that helps us all to save money and protect our environment with energy-efficient products and practices. Whether you are looking to replace old appliances, remodel your home, or buy a new house, ENERGY STAR can help. More than 60 kinds of products, including lighting, appliances, televisions, computers, heating and cooling equipment, and even new homes, can earn the government’s ENERGY STAR label. ENERGY STAR also offers best practice solutions, like sealing and insulating your home, that can improve comfort and reduce energy costs.
HELP PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT
Did you know that the average home produces twice the greenhouse gases as the average car? In fact, 15 percent of all greenhouse gases are generated from the energy used in houses nationwide. ENERGY STAR was introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 1992 as a voluntary partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through increased energy efficiency. Today, ENERGY STAR offers consumers and businesses energy-efficient solutions to save energy, save money, and help protect the environment for future generations.
SEAL AND INSULATE WITH ENERGY STAR
• SEALING AIR LEAKS
Many air leaks and drafts are easy to find because they are easy to feel—like those around windows and doors. But holes hidden in attics, basements, and crawlspaces are usually bigger problems. These leaks can make your home uncomfortable, waste energy, and cost you money. Different types of products can be used to address different types of air leaks:
• Caulk, spray foam, and weather stripping for sealing smaller leaks;
• Plywood, drywall, or rigid foam insulation for covering larger holes; and
• Sheet metal and high-temperature caulk to close gaps around chimneys and furnace flues.
• ADDING INSULATION
We exceed NYS energy code and Energy Star insulation requirements on virtually every home we build. Our typical specifications are R19 for basement walls from floor to ceiling, R21 or greater exterior walls, and R49 ceilings insulation.