Air Quality and Energy (and money) to Spare
Each of our Canyons homes come standard with an expansive list of air quality and energy features, including an Indoor airPLUS and ENERGY STAR certifications . Sit back and relax, and see all the ways your home is working hard to save you money and help our planet.
Indoor airPLUS is a partnership that improves the quality of indoor air by using construction practices and product specifications that minimize exposure to airborne pollutants and contaminants. .
Indoor airPLUS builds on the foundation of EPA’s ENERGY STAR requirements for new homes and provides additional construction specifications to provide comprehensive indoor air quality protections in new homes.
Construction specifications include the careful selection and installation of:
High efficiency heating & cooling
High–efficiency systems are engineered and installed to deliver more comfort, better moisture control, improved indoor air quality, and quieter operation.The living space in ENERGY STAR certified homes are served by ventilation systems that continuously exchange indoor air with outdoor air to reduce the indoor air pollutants in your home. Systems are also installed in bathrooms and kitchens to more rapidly remove moisture and cooking contaminants that can be harmful to occupant health and to the durability of your home.
Complete Thermal Enclosure System
Comprehensive air sealing, properly installed insulation, and high–performance windows (like protective coatings and improved frames) work together to enhance comfort, improve durability, reduce maintenance costs, and lower monthly utility bills by keeping heat and cool inside your home.When using less energy for heating, cooling, and water heating, ENERGY STAR certified homes deliver at least 10% savings on annual utility bills. Over the 7 to 8 years that a typical family lives in a home, you can save thousands of dollars in utility costs.
Efficient Lighting & Appliances
ENERGY STAR certified lighting and appliances can be found throughout the home, helping to reduce monthly utility bills, while providing high–quality performance.
Household appliances account for nearly 11 percent of energy use in an average house. A comprehensive package of ENERGY STAR certified appliances can reduce energy costs, while offering improved performance, quality, and durability. ENERGY STAR certified homes include ENERGY STAR certified dishwashers and ventilation fans.
Water Protection System
A comprehensive package of best building practices and materials protects roofs, walls, and foundations from water damage and helps ensure durability and prevent moisture-related indoor air quality problems.
Tried–and–true building practices, such as flashing, moisture barriers, and heavy–duty membranes, are employed to effectively drain water from the roofs, walls, and foundations of ENERGY STAR certified homes.
Independent Inspections and Testing
The label that comes with every ENERGY STAR certified home may look small, but what it stands for is really big. It means that a home has undergone a better process of independent inspections and testing to ensure it meets strict requirements set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
A home that meets EPA’s strict energy efficiency requirements achieves this level of performance through a complete package of systems and measures that are third–party verified by a Home Energy Rater. Many steps are taken by the builder and Rater during design and construction to ensure all ENERGY STAR requirements are met and verified, including review of architectural plans and construction materials and onsite inspections of each home.
Perhaps the biggest benefit of these features are a simple Peace of Mind. Tried-and-true best building practices followed by independent inspections and testing from certified professionals mean that you can be confident that things were done right.