Features of Energy Star Homes and Offices

David Frank Builder Energy Star certified custom-built homes have several features and characteristics that set them apart from other homes in southwestern Virginia.

Energy Star custom-built homes are designed to be highly energy efficient. They incorporate advanced building techniques, materials, and systems that reduce energy consumption and lower utility costs. These homes typically have better insulation, high-performance windows, tight construction and ductwork, efficient heating and cooling systems, and energy-saving appliances and lighting. Energy Star custom-built homes often include renewable energy systems, such as solar panels or geothermal heat pumps. These systems harness clean, renewable sources of energy to power the home and reduce dependence on fossil fuels. David Frank Builders can lead you through all of the Energy Star home options.

Energy Star homes also prioritize the indoor air quality of your home or office and provide enhanced comfort for all occupants. David Frank Builders provide improved ventilation systems that circulate fresh air, filter pollutants, and control humidity levels. This results in better air quality and a healthier living environment. Energy Star custom-built homes also emphasize water conservation. They incorporate water-efficient fixtures and appliances, such as low-flow toilets, faucets, and showerheads. Additionally, these homes may include rainwater harvesting systems or graywater recycling systems to further minimize water usage.

Energy Star homes undergo rigorous third-party verification and testing to ensure they meet the program's stringent standards. This verification process involves inspections, diagnostic testing, and performance measurements carried out by independent professionals. It helps guarantee that the home performs as intended and delivers the expected energy efficiency and comfort benefits.

By reducing energy consumption and incorporating renewable energy sources, Energy Star custom-built homes have a lower environmental impact compared to conventional homes. They contribute to reduced greenhouse gas emissions, conserve natural resources, and support sustainable living. It's important to note that Energy Star certification is voluntary, and not all custom-built homes will necessarily meet all of these standards. However, homes built to Energy Star specifications offer homeowners numerous benefits in terms of energy savings, comfort, indoor air quality, and environmental sustainability. Contact David Frank Builders today at (540) 767-5005 for your next home or business construction needs.