August 24 2009

Ashton Woods Homes Wins 2009 ENERGY STAR Leadership In Housing Award

by racheal

Aston Woods Homes wins 2009 ENERGY STAR Leadership in Housing Award and has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This award distinguishes the important contribution Ashton Woods Homes has made to energy-efficient construction and environmental protection by building more than 1,202 ENERGY STAR qualified homes last year. These 1,202 new homes will save homeowner about $537,294 on utility bills every year!

Energy Efficent Homes For Sale By Ashton Woods Homes

How much impact dose ENERGY STAR qualified homes have on the environmental? ENERGY STAR qualified homes are equal to the eliminating the emissions from 589 vehicles, the planting 1,201 acres of trees, saving 3,562,728 trees, or saving the environment of 6,987,226 pounds of CO2 per year.

Aston Woods Homes had to meet strict guidelines for energy efficiency set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to earn the ENERGY STAR label. Each Aston Woods new home are at least 15% more energy efficient than homes built to the 2004 International Residential Code (IRG), as well as including additional energy-saving features that typically make the home 20-30% more efficient than other standard new homes.

Tad Serbin, VP Sales and Marketing at Ashton Woods Homes, said,  “We’ve been building ENERGY STAR compliant homes for 8 years now and energy savings continues to be a very successful benefit of owning an Ashton Woods home.”

Aston Woods ENERGY STAR qualified homes offer homebuyers all the features they want in a new home. With energy-saving features like energy efficient products, efficient insulation systems, high energy efficient performance windows, properly-sized and installed heating and cooling, tight construction and ducts, and third-party verification of energy performance.

"Most homebuyers focus on what's outside the walls,” said Sam Rashkin, National Director for EPA's ENERGY STAR Homes Program, "but they also need to look behind the walls for the energy-efficient features found in ENERGY STAR qualified homes that help ensure comfort, quiet, improved indoor air quality, and low utility bills for years to come." One good example of this is Ashton Homes new community, Eagle Ridge in beautiful Phoenix. These new homes for sale offer an abundant of ENERGY STAR features throughout the home that not only save the environment from harmful emissions, but also keep your pocket book full. 

So what are the benefits of ENERGY STAR? ENERGY STAR was initiated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1992. The ENERGY STAR program was started as a voluntary market-based partnership that was determined to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through increased energy efficiency. Today, ENERGY STAR offers both businesses and consumers energy efficient solutions. These energy efficient solutions would both save energy and money while helping to protect the environment for future generations.


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