Energy Efficiency: EnergySTAR Lights & Appliances
Also called energy-heel trusses, a "heel" is added to roof assembly which raises the roof trusses above the wall assembly. The gap between the wall plate and the roof truss is then filled with insulation to prevent air leaks where the wall plate meets the roof truss.
Advanced Framing: California Corners
This framing style, also called an open-stud corner, creates a cavity at the corner of the exterior wall plates, which is filled with insulation to prevent thermal bridging and better insulates your home.
Advanced Framing: 2x6 Studs
A 2x6 framed wall is considerably stronger than a conventionally framed, 2x4 wall and is ideal for ceilings that are 9' and above. A 2x6 framed home allows for more insulation coverage, betters sound proofing, and it increases the weather resistance of your home.
Advanced Framing: Engineered Flooring System
Known as an "I-joist," an engineered floor joist system is used for longer floor spans and is a stronger than conventional floor joists. The use of I-joist beams provides more strength, allows for larger open floor space, and is more cost effective than traditional floor joist systems so you have more flexibility in your design footprint without squeeks.
Advanced Framing: Thorough Caulk & Seal
Using a combination of no-VOC adhesives, foam, and blown-in fiberglass insulation, the exterior of your home is tightly sealed to prevent air, microorganisms, and other elements from entering your home.
Advanced Framing: Recessed Headers
Allows for insulation and air sealing above exterior windows and doors, which gives you a more tightly sealed and energy efficient home.
Advanced Framing: Spray Foam at Plate Connections
The connections that hold the wall assembly together can be a source of air and energy exchange. By adding spray foam at these locations you home retains more energy and has healthier indoor air quality.
Premium Insulation: Grade 1 Insulation Install
When your insulation is installed, the quality and technique of the insulation is independently inspected and rated for quality and technique. Grade 1 is the best installation score and every home we build is categorized as Grade 1.
Premium Insulation: Above Code Insulation
The insulation used in your home's attic exceeds municipal and International Energy Conservation Code requirement to keep your home well insulated and prevent issues such as ice dams.
Energy Efficiency: Low-E Windows and Doors
The use of energy-efficient windows and doors throughout your home is a key factor in preventing your home from taking on radiant heat in the summer and losing heat to the outside in winter. It also prevents UV rays from fading finishes inside your home.
Energy Efficiency: Low Flow Plumbing
Contrary to popular belief, low flow doesn't mean low water pressure. Our team works with you to select fixtures that reduce water waste without impacting your comfort.
Energy Efficiency: High-Efficiency HVAC
A properly sized and zoned heating and cooling unit makes your home more comfortable without wasting energy. By distributing heated and cooled air throughout your home and being able to customize temperature in certain rooms your home is optimized for your ideal temperature throughout the house. You system also lasts longer, reducing repair and maintenance costs.
Energy Efficiency: High Efficiency Water Heater
Whether it is a tankless or EnergySTAR rated water heater, we asses your home's hot water needs and help you select the appropriate type, size, and installation for your home.
Energy Efficiency: EnergySTAR Appliances & Lights
While you are customizing the appliance package and lighting in your home, we help you find the energy efficient solutions for your needs that will conserve energy.
Healthier Living: Enhanced Moisture Control
Your home's design includes enhanced protection against moisture and microbes, such as mold. This system includes a complete drainage plan for both the interior and exterior, flashing, and other applications that protect your home's durability and indoor air quality.
Healthier living: Advanced Fresh Air System
Your home's healthy air system uses ventilation fans and a smart fresh air system that cleans the air as it is brought into the home.
Energy Efficiency: Smart Home Technology
In addition to a programmable thermostat, your home is designed for integrated programmable lighting options, zoned/multi-source audio, fire and water protections, security, and TV/phone/data access.
Healthy Living: Drain Tile Plan
Your home's interior and exterior is protects by drain tiles and with a sealed sump pump to prevent water from passing into your home through the foundation.
Energy Efficiency: EV Charging
Your home's garage is supplied with the power and capabilities for charging options for your electric vehicle.
Advanced Framing: Raised Heel Trusses
The location where your roof meets the wall assembly has an extra lift, or heel, that allows us to add insulation. In conventionally built homes, this location is not insulated and can allow a lot of air to pass through.