ENERGY STAR® Qualified Homes and Green Home Builder of Raleigh NC; Lots now available in; Hasentree, Linville, The Registry at Bailey Farms. Going Green? Start with Don Collins Builder and a Home that’s Earned the Blue ENERGY STAR.
Energy efficiency is the cornerstone for every green home. Energy consumption has far reaching environmental impacts and is weighted heavily in the green building program. ENERGY STAR qualified homes are independently Third Party verified to meet strict guidelines for energy efficiency. These homes save money on utility bills, provide a more comfortable living environment with better indoor air quality, and help protect the environment.
Typical features to look for in ENERGY STAR qualified homes include:
An Efficient Home Envelope – effective levels of wall, floor, and attic insulation, properly installed comprehensive air barrier details, and high performance windows. Efficient Air Distribution – ducts are installed with minimum air leakage and are effectively insulated
- Efficient Equipment- heating, cooling, and water heating
- Efficient Lighting- fixtures that earn the ENERGY STAR rating
- Efficient Appliances- ENERGY STAR qualified dishwashers, refrigerators, and clothes washers.
Monthly energy savings can easily exceed any additional mortgage cost for the energy efficiency improvements, resulting in a positive cash flow from the first day of home ownership.