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What Exactly Makes A Home Green?
Green building means improving the way that homes and homebuilding sites use energy, water, and materials to reduce impacts on human health and the environment. Building a green home means making environmentally-preferable and sustainable decisions throughout the building process-decisions that will minimize the environmental impact of the home while it is being built and over the many years it will be lived in.
Brighton Homes, an ENERGY STAR partner since 2009, is being honored for its work in building homes built to ENERGY STAR standards for greater energy efficiency. In 2017, Brighton Homes also made the 100% EnergyStar Commitment becoming the only new home builder in the Treasure Valley committed to building 100% EnergyStar Certified homes.
2017 EnergyStar Partner of the Year (2016, 2015 & 2014) and 2017 Market Leader Award
What does having EnergyStar mean to you?
An eco-friendly home adds confidence. Brighton Homes has been leading the ranks of Treasure Valley builders by delivering EnergyStar certified new homes in Boise Idaho since 2009. This certification ensures that every Brighton home is a smart investment, providing comfort, efficiency and long-term value for our clients. Overall, the EnergyStar qualification process reflects not only our commitment to the environment, but a standard you can trust.
ENERGY STAR. It’s the little label with the big message: Better is Better. (Watch Video Below)
Brighton Homes is proud to offer new homes in Boise Idaho, Eagle Idaho, and Meridian Idaho that have earned ENERGY STAR® label. The ENERGY STAR label means that your new home has been designed and built to standards well above other homes in the market today. It means better quality, better comfort, and better durability. It also means that your new home is a better value for today, and a better investment for tomorrow. The ENERGY STAR label gives you the peace of mind that your home has undergone a better process for inspections, testing, and verification to ensure that it meets strict requirements set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ENERGY STAR certified homes are better because they are designed and built to provide:
Peace of Mind. The result of a home that’s built better.
With the ENERGY STAR label on your new home, you can be confident that it will deliver. When ENERGY STAR requirements are applied to new home construction, an integrated approach to design combined with tried-and-true best building practices adds up to a durable, comfortable home with reduced utility and maintenance costs. Our ENERGY STAR certified homes have undergone more inspections and testing than typical homes to ensure that your new home was built to higher standards.
Enduring Quality. Better systems make all the difference.
Purchasing a new home is a big investment, so it’s important to be sure that it’s built to last. We’ve designed all of our new ENERGY STAR certified homes to include value-adding energy efficiency features, and a combination of materials and equipment that will deliver better performance
Wall-to-Wall Comfort. A better way to live.
Ask anyone who lives in an ENERGY STAR certified home to go back to their old home. You’ll likely hear that there’s no way they’ll give up the comfort that came with the ENERGY STAR label on their new home. From the moment you walk in the door of an ENERGY STAR certified home, you’ll see, feel, and hear the difference.
Proven Value. A better investment for today and tomorrow.
ENERGY STAR certified new homes offer better energy efficiency and performance compared to other homes, making them a better value for today and a better investment for tomorrow. Homes earning the ENERGY STAR label use 20-30 percent less energy than typical new homes, and even more when compared to most resale homes on the market today.
Brighton Homes ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Energy-efficient Features
These homes are at least 15% more energy efficient than homes built to the 2004 International Residential Code (IRC), and include additional energy-saving features that typically make them 20–30% more efficient than standard homes.
Properly installed and inspected insulation in floors, walls, and attics ensures even temperatures throughout the house, reduced energy use, and increased comfort. Properly Installed Insulation
Energy-efficient windows employ advanced technologies to help keep heat in during winter and out during summer. These windows also block damaging ultraviolet sunlight that can discolor carpets and furnishings. Qualified Windows
Construction & Ducts
Sealing holes and cracks in the home’s “envelope” and in heating and cooling duct systems helps reduce drafts, moisture, dust, pollen, and noise. A tightly sealed home improves comfort and air quality while reducing utility and maintenance. Efficient Duct Systems
Heating and Cooling
Energy-efficient heating and cooling systems can be quieter, reduce indoor humidity, and improve the overall comfort of the home. When properly installed this equipment won’t have to work so hard to heat and cool the home. Qualified Cooling Equipment & Mechanical Ventilation
ENERGY STAR qualified homes may also be equipped with ENERGY STAR qualified products — lighting fixtures, compact fluorescent bulbs, ventilation fans, and appliances, such as refrigerators, dishwashers, and washing machines. Qualified Appliances Advanced Lighting Package High Efficiency Water Heaters
With the help of Home Energy Raters, ENERGY STAR builder partners choose the most appropriate energy-saving features for their homes. Raters conduct onsite testing and inspections to verify the energy efficiency measures, as well as insulation, air tightness, and duct sealing details.
Why ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Are Built Better
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We are ready to build the perfect home for you. Don’t wait – speak to one of our community experts today so we can get started on your dream home.