Energy Efficient Homes
Why Build Green Today
Building green is about more than just reducing energy costs. Building a new home with environmentally-compatible materials, with as little waste as possible, all the while striving for energy efficiency and enhanced indoor air quality throughout the home, impacts not only our world and its future. An energy efficient home also has a positive impact on your lifestyle, on your health, and on your monthly energy costs.
How Affordable is Building Green?
Today, building a home with lower energy and maintenance costs throughout the life of the home is more affordable than you think. As a custom home builder dedicated to building homes that are energy efficient, Cerra Homes offers multiple levels of green construction and amenities to help you get the most out of your budget. Cerra Homes can help you “fine tune” your building plans to achieve maximum efficiency in the building process. And when you build with a focus on green technologies, you can be rest assured you’re investing today’s dollars to offset the higher energy costs of tomorrow.
The question shouldn’t be, “Why build green” but “Why settle for anything less?”
The U.S. Green Building Council defines a green home as one that “uses less energy, water and natural resources, creates less waste and is healthier for the people living inside compared to a standard home.”
For 40 years, Cerra Homes has built homes in harmony with this definition. Energy costs are not going down. There’s never been a better time to build a home that’s cost-efficient to maintain, healthy to live in, and gentle on the environment.
Most people don’t recognize a green house when they see one, especially not the way Cerra Homes builds them. What makes a house green are the unseen technology and construction methods, such as value-engineered framing, HVAC systems sized according to Manual J load calculations, and low-or-no VOC building materials, that make the green difference — on average, a difference of up to 40% less energy than is required for comparable standard homes.
To see some of the green building techniques, view one of the Cerra Homes in the construction process.