Category Archives for Energy Efficiency

Green Saver Rewards Giveaway Winners Announced!

Thank you to all of the Beazer homeowners who entered our Green Saver Rewards Giveaway.  We’re happy to hear about homeowners enjoying their ENERGY STAR® certified Beazer Homes and the utility savings they provide.  Stay tuned to the Beazer blog for more energy saving tips to keep your home comfortable and save on energy expenses [...]

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Beazer Homes 2014 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year

Beazer Homes is the proud recipient of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2014 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award.  Selected from more than 16,000 organizations that participate in the ENERGY STAR program, Beazer is being recognized for our outstanding contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions through building ENERGY STAR certified new homes. Building ENERGY [...]

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Energy Efficient Lighting Design Guide

By Todd Roy Green design in the housing market isn’t just a trend – its mainstream. Today’s homeowners are not only recognizing the inherent benefits of energy efficient options, but demanding products like energy efficient lighting design that meet these standards in the home. The LED revolution Once seen as an expensive and unattractive source, [...]

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Why is a New Home HERS Score Important for Energy Efficiency?

You read a lot about the financial benefits of energy efficient new homes, but what isn’t often explained are the construction factors that influence these savings. For new home buyers, understanding what hallmarks to look for can help them determine how energy efficient a new home is truly going to be. Energy efficiency is one [...]

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Energy Efficient New Homes Allow Significant Savings with ENERGY STAR Certification

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the average American homeowner’s electric bill has increased to over $107 per month, with those in the South Central region of the U.S. paying the most per kilowatt hour. The average power bill in South Carolina, for instance is $131.64 per month. These numbers point to the continued [...]

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Behind the Beazer Scenes: How We Build ENERGY STAR Certified Homes

Just because a home is energy efficient doesn’t mean it meets ENERGY STAR® certifications. A lot goes in to making the cut for that blue label. ENERGY STAR certified homes must pass rigorous, detail oriented inspections at every step of construction. While all newly constructed homes must meet state building codes for energy efficiency, ENERGY [...]

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Tell Us What You Learned About Home Energy Efficiency

For the last two weeks, we’ve taken you on a virtual tour of Beazer homes, showing you how and why new homes are more energy efficient than existing homes. We’ve taken you behind the scenes to show you the energy saving features of our homes.  We’ve showed you energy bills from Beazer homeowners. We also [...]

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No Surprise Here – Energy Efficient Lighting Helps Cut Household Energy Use

If you’re looking for an easy way to reduce energy use and costs while you’re designing the interior of your new home, start by looking at your lighting fixtures. Lighting makes up 13 percent of all household energy consumption. Traditional incandescent bulbs waste 90% of their energy as heat. One way to ensure you’re getting [...]

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Go Behind the Scenes with Beazer Homes as We Showcase Energy Efficiency

As June kicks off, and the summer months start to heat up, there’s no better time to talk about energy efficiency. We build 100% of our homes to meet or exceed the latest ENERGY STAR® 3.0 certification criteria. Living in an ENERGY STAR certified Beazer home means you’re reducing energy consumption, and saving money on [...]

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Happy Earth Day from Beazer Homes!

What are your plans to celebrate today? What?  You don’t have any? That’s ok! If you are already living in Beazer home, or planning to buy one, you are already doing your part to be energy efficient. In fact, because we build 100% of our homes to be ENERGY STAR® certified, we have saved the [...]