ENERGY STAR® Qualified Homes

Make the Move Towards Green Housing

 

What is ENERGY STAR?

One of the first steps you can take toward a Green Home is through Energy Star®. Jointly administered by the US Environmental Protection Agency and the US Department of Energy, ENERGY STAR® is a voluntary labeling program designed to identify energy-efficient products to consumers. ENERGY STAR® homes are designed to be 30% more energy-efficient than a comparable home built to the Model Energy Code. The production efficiencies of systems built housing construction combined with the building envelope, air distribution, and heating and cooling enhancements result in lower initial and long-term home ownership costs.


Why choose ENERGY STAR?

  • Save Money — When you consider your home’s total operating cost (mortgage plus utilities) the energy-efficient ENERGY STAR® home saves money every month through lower utility bills.
  • Save More Money — ENERGY STAR® financing partners offer homebuyers incentives such as cash back at closing, interest rate discounts, or waiver of certain fees. In addition, some utility companies promote special programs designed to encourage reduced energy consumption through energy efficiency.
  • Make More Money —  When the time comes to sell your home, studies have shown that energy-efficient homes earn a higher resale price than average homes.
  • Make Your Home More Comfortable —  Properly installed and inspected insulation in floors, walls, and ceilings provides even temperatures throughout the house, reduced energy use, and increased comfort.
  • Make the World a Better Place — Energy used in our homes often comes from the burning of fossil fuels at power plants, which contributes to smog, acid rain, and other pollutants. Simply put, the less energy we use in our homes, the less air pollution we generate.

 

The Savings Are Built In

Investing in an ENERGY STAR® qualified home saves you money for the life of your home. North American Housing Corp. , an ENERGY STAR® Partner, makes the choice easy by offering Energy Star performance levels for every model home we build.


Go GREEN!

While many homes might be considered Green, all Green homes are not equal.  When a North American Housing Corp. home is delivered, it can be up to 80% complete.  As a result, the builder’s site refuse is limited to weather-protection material used in transporting the systems built modular components from NAHC to the jobsite. This means your registered builder’s minimal on-site construction generates a fraction of the site waste associated with conventional construction.


The following is a list ofstandard or optional Green features offered by NAHC & your registered builder:

Green features offered by NAHC

  • Energy Star® Rated Windows
  • Fluorescent Recessed Lights
  • Energy Star® Light Fixtures
  • Low VOC Paints
  • R38 Ceiling Insulation
  • 16” Eaves
  • Engineered Floor Trusses w/ 3/4” T&G Sub Floor
  • White Shingles
  • Flow Limiters on Faucets and Showers
  • 3/4” Foam Sheathing
  • 6” Exterior Walls with R19 Fiberglass Insulation
  • Building Wrap (Vapor Barrier)

Green features offered by Registered Builders

  • Energy Star® Appliances
  • Solatube® Skylights
  • Dimmer Switches on Incandescent Lights
  • Programmable Thermostat
  • “Hot Water on Demand” Recirculating Pump
  • Tankless Water Heaters
  • High Efficiency Furnace (90%)
  • Radiant Barrier Roof Sheathing
  • Fiber Cement Exterior Siding
  • Floor Insulation

Note: References to statistics and other information are provided as a marketing source only and should NOT be construed
as a warranty, guaranty of performance or financial  endorsement.