Energy Efficiency Advantages In Our Homes

Energy Efficiency Advantages


Energy Efficient

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:

  1. Improved Insulation:
    Properly installed insulation with higher R-value helps keep heat in during winter and out during the warmer months.
  2. Air Sealing and Water Protection:
    Sealing leaks, cracks and gaps throughout the home and around equipment reduces drafts.
  3. ENERGY STAR® Qualified Appliances:
    Made by leading manufacturers you know and trust, ENERGY STAR qualified refrigerators, clothes washers, dishwashers and other home products offer a range of styles and features, while meeting high standards for energy performance.
  4. Sealed and Insulated Duct System:
    Well-sealed and insulated duct systems reduce air loss by as much as 20% for greater comfort.
  5. High Efficiency Heating Equipment:
    More efficient than standard models when sized and installed properly.
  6. ENERGY STAR® Qualified Lighting:
    Light bulbs and fixtures that have earned the ENERGY STAR label last up to 10x longer and use 2/3 less energy. And, they’ve never looked better in light quality and design
  7. Mechanical Ventilation:
    Provides fresh air exchange to help reduce indoor moisture problems, odors and pollutants

Contact us today to calculate your savings on a new energy efficient home.

* HERS index scores vary by house plan.