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 STAR partner builders must meet a completely different set of regulations- ones that exceed state codes to meet ENERGY STAR standards.
Beazer Homes is an ENERGY STAR new homes partner. That means we voluntarily sign a contact with ENERGY STAR to build homes that meet strict energy efficiency standards set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
ENERGY STAR works with us throughout the entire building process. ENERGY STAR uses a third-party, independent building rater to inspect and give feedback on everything from the insulation to the doors before we pour in the drywall.
Sealing the Leaks
Homes lose the majority of their energy through holes in walls, such as windows, electrical outlets, and dryer vents. During construction, we seal all gaps, windows, doors, outlets, and plumbing. This extra step prevents the house from losing warm air in the winter, and cool air in the summer.
Higher Performance Windows
Low-E vinyl windows are another standard feature in ENERGY STAR certified homes. Vinyl windows can reduce energy loss up to 50 percent, keeping more warm air in during the winter and more cold air in during the summer. Installing more energy efficient windows means we can install smaller HVAC systems that don’t have to work as hard at keeping the temperature constant throughout the home.
High Quality HVAC Systems
High performance HVAC systems not only heat and cool your house more efficiently, but also ensure the flow of fresh air and reduce the amount of dust and allergens in your home. They also allow consistent temperatures across all the rooms in your home. You won’t have to waste energy by using space heaters to heat up rooms that don’t get warm enough in the winter or blast fans to compensate for rooms that don’t get cool enough in the summer.
ENERGY STAR Certified Appliances
From dishwashers to light bulbs, having the most up-to-date ENERGY STAR certified appliances in your home also adds to the ENERGY STAR whole home certification. Products from companies like Whirlpool and Progress Lighting (two of our ENERGY STAR partners), help reduce water consumption and energy loss in the home.
You can read a full list of our ENERGY STAR benefits on our website and see more see behind the scenes videos on our Youtube Channel. Feel confident in knowing when you get the keys to your new house, you’ll be comfortable in a home that saves energy, and the money in your wallet.