Today’s homebuyers know what they want. In addition to functional floor plans and quality finishes, energy efficiency tops the list of desired amenities. There are many benefits to building energy efficient homes, including lower monthly utility and maintenance costs, as well as a home that is more comfortable and durable in the long run.
Rating Energy Efficiency in Homes
The Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index is a scoring system established by the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) to evaluate a home’s energy efficiency. Energy efficient homes conforming to the 2004/2006 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) have a HERS Index Score of 100, while a net-zero energy home scores a HERS Index of 0. Homes with lower scores are more energy efficient while those with higher scores are not energy efficient. The U.S. Department of Energy has determined that a typical resale home scores 130 on the HERS Index.
Benefits of Building an Energy Efficient Home with Trinity
With an average HERS rating of 60, building a new home with Trinity Homes can save homebuyers over $1,100.00 in annual energy savings. Our rating is based on the fact that each Trinity Home comes standard with the several energy efficiency advantages.
Our semi-custom homes feature Improved Insulation to keep heat indoors during the winter and outdoors in warmer months.
We also include Air Sealing and Water Protection, ensuring all leaks and gaps are sealed throughout the home and around equipment to reduce drafts.
All homes are outfitted with ENERGY STAR® Qualified Appliances made by leading manufacturers you know and trust.
The Duct System is Sealed and Insulated in order to reduce air loss by as much 20%, keeping you more comfortable in your home.
No Trinity Homes home would be complete without a High Efficiency Heating Equipment which is more efficient than standard models when sized and installed properly.
Our ENERGY STAR® Qualified Lighting uses light bulbs and fixtures that have earned the ENERGY STAR label because they last up to 10x longer and use 2/3 less energy. They provide a look of luxury in terms of light quality and design.
And finally, our Mechanical Ventilation provides fresh air exchange to help reduce indoor moisture problems, odors and pollutants.
Are you ready to start saving money in your new home? Contact us today to calculate your savings on energy efficient homes.