Energy Efficiency is key
Energy efficiency and the environment as a whole are both very important to us. By building a “tight” home with a well-sealed and insulated envelope and high-efficiency appliances, we greatly reduce your energy bills and lower the overall impact to the environment.
ENERGY QUALITY CONTROL
Each and every house is inspected and tested for it’s efficiency at different stages of the build. Early in the construction process, after the framing, the home is inspected for its ability to seal out ‘unconditioned’ air and the amount of insulation barrier as a whole. This ‘building envelope’ is what separates the air that you are paying to condition from the air outside. A leaky home (as are many that are on the market today) has to work much harder to keep the air in the home comfortable and wastes the home owner’s money. At this time, the building diagnostic company inspects all the mechanicals and duct system for good seals, efficiency, and independent component energy ratings as well. Later in the build, near completion, the building diagnostic company does another round of inspections and tests the entire home. They do this using sophisticated equipment that tests for leaks in both the ductwork and the entire building envelope. They then compare the data they receive from those tests, as well as data from many other parameters, to come up with the home’s HERS (Home Energy Rating System) Index rating. All of this information, as well as detailed and comprehensive explanations of that information, is put together in a packet for the new homeowner. You’ll know just how your house “scores” compared to other homes.
Building Performance Group
We trust all of our homes testing and diagnostics to the Building Performance Group. They are the most experienced, technologically advanced, and responsive building/energy consulting company in the Louisville, KY area. Their experience and guidance is invaluable in allowing us to give you an extremely energy efficient home. Check out the link to their website to learn more about them and the importance of what they do.