Building a new home is a significant investment, but it can also yield significant savings each year.
Retrofitting an existing home to be energy-efficient can be challenging; it’s much easier to create an energy-efficient home when you’re building a new house from the ground up. Designing a home with efficiency in mind not only saves energy and money, but it will guarantee a home that is more comfortable and durable in the long run.
The benefits of green homes are many. For starters, monthly utility and maintenance costs are much lower.
The Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index is the industry standard by which a home’s energy efficiency is measured. It’s also the nationally recognized system for inspecting and calculating a home’s energy performance. An energy efficient home conforming to the 2004/2006 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) has a HERS Index Score of 100. This means homes with lower scores are more energy efficient while those with higher scores are not energy efficient. The U.S. Department of Energy has determined that a typical resale home scores 130 on the HERS Index.
Our average HERS rating for homes is 60*! If you build a new home with Trinity Homes you can save over $1,100.00 in annual energy savings.
Seven Energy Efficiency Advantages of a Trinity Home:
Contact us today to calculate your savings on a new energy efficient home.
* HERS index scores vary by house plan.