The Value of Building Energy Efficiency into Your Home

The Value of Building Energy Efficiency into Your Home

March 2, 2018

Homeowners understand that conserving energy provides a savings in their utility costs. Using energy-efficient appliances and systems (like HVAC) reduces consumption and lowers the monthly bill, but a truly energy-efficient home starts before any of these installations. The value of building energy efficiency into your home begins with the builder’s understanding and commitment to you and the environment. Using eco-friendly building materials and methods increases your home’s performance for many years to come.

Baker Residential builds single-family homes and townhomes with a long list of standards for energy-efficient construction, from the ground up:

  • Basement walls are insulated.
  • R-20 exterior walls reduce heat and cooling loss.
  • PEX plumbing is more energy efficient and eliminates the toxins that are often associated with copper pipes.
  • High-efficiency water heater reduces energy costs and emissions.
  • Our minimum SEER 13 air conditioning system is energy efficient and eco-friendly, using a refrigerant that does not damage the ozone layer.
  • Foam-sealed windows and doors protect against heat and cooling loss.
  • Using engineered wood for floors, roofs, and walls reduce waste.
  • High-efficiency house wrap protects against air and moisture leaks into your home, which improves air quality and conserves energy.
  • DITRA waterproofing membrane installed beneath all tile surface increases durability.
  • Kitchen cabinets are constructed by eco-friendly manufacturers, using sustainable wood and practices.
  • Only ENERGY STAR-qualified appliances are installed by Baker Residential in our new homes.
  • Programmable thermostats allow you to control your home’s interior temperature, even when you’re away.
  • Air ducts are tightly sealed to reduce heating and cooling loss.
  • The attic’s high-value, R-38 insulation keeps the exterior air outside.
  • Our roof ridge vent design with external baffles enables better air flow throughout the attic.

Your home is an investment. Choosing a new home that reflects today’s most advanced materials and methods for energy efficiency increases the return on your investment. According to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the resale value of energy-efficient homes are higher than those that lack these features.

When you’re looking for a new home in New York, New Jersey, and North Carolina, be sure to check out our homes and communities.  


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