August 24 2009

SummerHill Homes Commitment To Building Energy Efficient Homes

by racheal

SummerHill Homes has committed to building energy efficient homes and was recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with a 2009 ENERGY STAR Leadership in Housing Award.  The ENERGY STAR Leadership in Housing Award recognizes SummerHill Homes commitment to energy-efficient construction and environmental protection with the development of more than 296 ENERGY STAR qualified homes last year.  Together, these homes will save home owners approximately $132,312 on utility bills each year.

SummerHill Energy Star And Green Homes

So exactly how much environmental benefits do SummerHill Homes with ENERGY STAR offer to the environment? Well living in an ENERGY STAR qualified home is like eliminating the emissions from 145.04 vehicles, planting 239.76 acres of trees, saving 877,344 lbs of coal, or saving the environment 1,720,648 pounds of CO2 per year!

SummerHill Homes commitment to the ENERGY STAR label and has lead them to meet the strict guidelines for energy efficiency set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  Each home is at least 15% more energy efficient than homes built based on the 2004 International Residential Code (IRC). Additional energy-saving features comes standard with each new home, that makes SummerHill Homes 20–30% more energy efficient than any other standard home.

President and CEO of SummerHill Homes, Robert Freed had said, “SummerHill is proud to be recognized by Energy Star for our efforts to build homes that reduce our impact on the environment… we will continue to be innovative in our commitment to energy conservation and sustainable living.”

SummerHill Energy Star Homes For Sale

ENERGY STAR qualified homes offer new home buyers all the features they want in a new home as well as the benefits of a green home. Plus energy-saving features come standard with SummerHill Homes like, energy efficient insulation systems, energy efficient windows, tight construction and ducts, properly-sized and installed heating and cooling systems, energy efficient products, and third-party verification of energy performance.

With SummerHill Homes you will not only find energy efficient homes but new homes with amazing features in prime locations, like Rosewood Gables in Fremont and Parkwood-Garden Collection in San Jose. This new SummerHill Homes community offers both ENERGY STAR benefits and ComfortWise amenities. Guaranteeing you a home that’s both good for the environment as well as good for your families’ health and comfort.

 

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