Benefits of an EnergySaver Home
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Our EnergySaver™ homes offer Homebuyers a unique combination of energy-efficient building techniques and principles to create a tighter home that is friendlier to you, the environment and your pocketbook.
"The question isn’t ‘are we causing climate change,’ it’s ‘how can we slow it down?"
– Joseph Lstiburek, Ph.D., P. Eng., Building Science, Inc.
Why Buying Green has Never Made More Sense
According to Joseph Lstiburek, Ph.D., P. Eng., Building Science, Inc., the largest consumption of energy goes to heating and cooling buildings. A new David Weekley EnergySaver home can save in heating and cooling energy usage over a similar home built in 2006. It’s what we call a “win-win-win” – invest your housing dollars more wisely, help the environment and live more comfortably.
Consider the Benefits of an EnergySaver Home
We have invested years researching and crafting the building process of our EnergySaver homes to maintain affordability for our Homebuyers, while lowering their energy usage and minimizing their carbon footprint. It's more energy efficient. The benefits are endless. David Weekley's EnergySaver homes are built tighter, smarter and are constructed using the principles of building science. Because from now on, any home that isn't an EnergySaver home may be obsolete.
EnergySaver Homes in Houston
In Houston, your David Weekley EnergySaver™ home offers peace of mind knowing your new home is helping to minimize your environmental footprint while saving energy, too! Reduced energy consumption actually makes your EnergySaver home less expensive to own. In fact, our homes are on average 42% more energy efficient than a home built in 2006.
Owning Green has Never Made More Sense
Your David Weekley EnergySaver home in Houston allows you to live more comfortably, invest your housing dollars more wisely and it helps the environment – all of which can make your EnergySaver home easier to resell. It’s what we call a “win-win-win!”
Environments For Living Diamond Level Program
The Environments For Living program provides a rigorous set of requirements for home builders who’ve made a commitment to go the extra mile. It’s a program that treats a home as a “system of systems” that work together, with limited guarantees on comfort and heating and cooling energy use. A home built under the Environments For Living program is an energy-efficient home constructed using the principles of building science – each home offers energy efficiency, indoor environmental quality and durability benefits.
Environments For Living Guaranteed Energy Savings
When you close on your EnergySaver home in Houston, you will receive a certificate that indicates the average yearly maximum energy usage for heating and air conditioning (only), guaranteed by Environments For Living. This will vary based on the size, number of windows, etc. per home.
The more eyes, the better. We perform unbiased inspections on your wall insulation, thermal envelope and HVAC ductwork prior to drywall installation. As part of the inspection process, your home will receive an Environments For Living energy audit which utilizes a thermal bypass inspection, a duct blaster and a blower door test. The duct blaster test is performed on your HVAC’s ductwork before drywall is installed to verify duct leakage is equal to or less than 3%, one of the key components ensuring your home qualifies for the Environments For Living Energy-Efficient Certification. A blower door test is done after drywall is installed to check the tightness of the home.
Home Energy Rating System (HERS)
The HERS Index is a scoring system established by the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) that measures the energy performance of a home, and it is used to compare the relative energy efficiency of different homes. The lower your home’s HERS Index, the more energy efficient it is. A David Weekley EnergySaver home in Houston averages a 58 on the HERS Index!
Visit the “Behind Our Walls” Green Rooms
Discover our distinctive energy-saving features and attention to construction quality at the “Behind Our Walls” Green Rooms inside David Weekley model homes in Houston. Inside these unique rooms, you’ll see the methods and materials we use to keep heating and cooling usage down and to maintain comfortable, energy-efficient living for you and your family.
From insulation and drywall to plumbing and lumber, you can literally see how we build our homes tight. Plus, you can view actual utility bills from David Weekley Homeowners and see what “Behind Our Walls” means to energy savings!
Environmentally-friendly Termite Pretreatment
Our pretreated framing lumber is friendlier to the environment and reduces the risk of termite damage to your home.
Our pleated filters are rated at MERV 11 and filter out mold, pollen, dust mites and other airborne particles to help reduce allergies.
Low VOC Paints
Paint can reduce the quality of indoor air. David Weekley Homes uses low Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) paints which give off reduced emissions and help maintain better indoor air quality.
Advanced Framing is the intelligent use of lumber in wood framing. This method utilizes stacked framing, where components of the frame align on top of each other which efficiently transfers the load, or weight, down to the foundation, increasing the home’s strength. In addition, the use of durable, 2x6 exterior wall framing allows for almost 50% more insulation in the walls. Our Advanced Framing technique saves on lumber, supports better insulation and reduces the occurrence of drywall cracking – giving you a tighter, quieter, more energy-efficient home.
More Ways a David Weekley EnergySaver Home is a Better Investment…
- ENERGY STAR 3.0 Certified
- Energy Triple Crown
- Department of Energy Builders Challenge
About the Company:
David Weekley Homes began in 1976 in Houston, Texas, and has grown to become the largest privately-held home builder in America. We're passionate about our Customers, building exceptional homes, our fellow Team Members and the communities in which we live and work.