Let’s face it. The cost of energy may fluctuate, but the overall trend has been unmistakably upward. This means that building or remodeling your home for maximum energy efficiency is a great way to get more value and lessen the shock of any future spikes in energy costs.
At Craftsman Construction, we go much further than typical contractors in keeping up with the latest products and installation techniques for creating truly superior energy efficient homes.
WE DON’T JUST TALK ABOUT IT – WE GET TRAINED AND CERTIFIED
Being able to create the most energy efficient homes takes more than just talk. We get real trainings and certifications and have developed into true experts.
We have the following Certifications from the National Home Builders Association (NAHB):
These NAHB certifications require rigorous classroom work and examinations. Very few contractors will take the time because of the amount of effort and knowledge required.
Another certification we’ve earned is from the Building Performance Institute (BPI). This very thorough training teaches builders and remodelers to analyze and audit the entire home for energy efficiency. To understand just how much expertise is involved, we recommend reading this article from our blog.
We’re also certified members of EarthCraft, an organization that has been ahead of its time in pioneering more energy efficient practices and products.
The bottom line is this: you won’t find another builder and remodeler in Northern Virginia with this much dedication and expertise to building and remodeling in an energy efficient way.
Would you like more details on what we do to create the most energy efficient homes possible?
These systems use the natural temperature of the Earth to make heating and cooling less expensive.
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Why should we care about green building? There are many compelling reasons for changing the way we build and operate our homes. Although we cannot avoid affecting the environment when we build a house, green building can work toward minimizing that environmental impact. Some of the guiding principles of green building are; Lot Design Resource efficient site design helps reduce the environmental impact and helps the energy performance of the new house. Orienting homes to maximize passive solar heating and cooling are just some of the ways to...
Why should we care about green building? There are many compelling reasons for changing the way we build and operate our homes. Although we cannot avoid affecting the environment when we build a house, green building can work toward minimizing that environmental impact. Some of the guiding principles of green building are; Lot Design Resource efficient site design helps reduce the environmental impact and helps the energy performance of the new house. Orienting homes to maximize passive solar heating and cooling are just some of the...
Craftsman Construction is proud to offer new homes that have earned the 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 homeowners:
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.
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.
ENERGY STAR certified new homes include features like:
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.
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.
Learn more about ENERGY STAR certified new homes at http://www.energystar.gov/newhomes.