Our homes are built to EcoSmart standards and fit a broad spectrum of aesthetic
tastes and retain their curb appeal while being more energy efficient, healthier
and environmentally responsible. The bottom line is, you benefit from long-term
savings, protection from rising energy costs, increased resale value and improved
Verified and Certified Green Home Building
There are a lot of companies claiming to be “green” these days. Many think they
can throw in a few highly visible energy features and it makes them green. Through
our EcoSmart program we are the first volume builder certified GREEN under the Green
Built Texas protocol. Each of our homes in the Dallas-Fort Worth area is also verified
to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) through the US Green Building
Council (USGBC). LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification
system, providing third-party verification that a building or community was designed
and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all the metrics
that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved
indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their
This makes our homes an energy efficient and environmentally responsible alternative.
An EcoSmart home provides a healthier indoor living environment, is more cost efficient
to operate and maintain, uses natural resources efficiently and is independently
inspected for performance. What it comes down to is a CLEANER, HEALTHIER, MORE COST
EFFICIENT home for you and your family.
- ENERGY STAR® Certified*
- Green Built Texas Verified*
- LEED Verified*
Air leakage accounts for 1/3 of a home’s heat loss. Unlike other builders, every
home is individually tested through the use of a Blower Door Test.
and Duct Sizing
We look for every opportunity to incorporate energy efficiency into each of our
homes because we know it will result in a quality, healthy home. That’s why each
home in our EcoSmart Program has its own AC/Heating blueprint based on the number
and size of windows, size of home, and other energy efficiency components such as
insulation, ventilation and equipment efficiency ratings. Based on all components
working together as a system, we properly size the HVAC equipment using the acceptable
industry standard Manual J according to the Air Conditioning Contractors of America
and EPA standards.
Efficiency PEX Plumbing System
Your home features water efficient fixtures and a PEX plumbing system with maniblock
configuration that dedicates hot water lines to bathrooms to maintain peak efficiency
of water usage. In fact, according to a study by the Partnership for Advancing Technology
in Housing (PATH), this solution enables hot water to reach the fixtures twice as
quickly as compared to copper at any run distance from the hot water heater.
STAR® Rated Dishwasher
ENERGY STAR rated dishwashers use 3 gallons of water less per load, which not only
saves the cost of those three gallons of water, but also the cost to heat them.
In fact, it can save 25% every time you run it.
STAR® Rated Light Fixtures
EcoSmart homes are a bright idea for a lot of good reasons. To use less energy,
save money, and help protect the environment, our homes are built with ENERGY STAR
rated light fixtures in selected rooms combining quality and attractive design with
the highest levels of energy efficiency available today.
R-15 wall and R-38 flat ceiling insulation inspected for proper installation ensures
the maximum comfort in your home.
The A/C system has a higher Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio so it’s more efficient
and requires less energy to run. You benefit from lower energy costs, less noise
and more effective climate control. We use Carrier equipment with Pureon for maximum
efficiency and durability. (15 SEER units in heat pump communities)
To ensure a healthier indoor environment, we seal all plumbing, electrical and other
penetrations of walls and floors as well as joints between building material with
polyurethane caulk to reduce air infiltration.
Third Party Energy Inspections
You not only have our word that your home is energy efficient, but the word of an
objective third-party too. Outside inspection firms will conduct inspections of
the home to assure your home meets energy efficiency and quality standards.