When it comes to a new home, green isn’t just the right thing to do. It’s the smart thing to do. Both for the people who build homes and the people who live in them.
That’s why the Environments For Living® program as developed. It’s the only national turn-key program designed to assist builders in constructing energy efficient homes using the principles of building science. And it’s leading the way in helping builders construct homes that are more comfortable and more durable than homes built using conventional methods.
Did you know that your home, no matter the age, can have an Energy Score? Much like tracking the gas mileage of a new car, there's a way to score the energy efficiency of a new home! The Home Energy Rating System (HERS) was developed by RESNET (Residential Energy Services Network) and is the nationally recognized system for inspecting and calculating the energy performance of both new and used homes.
Each 1-point decrease in the HERS Score corresponds to a 1% reduction in energy consumption. The lower the score, the lower the energy cost.
Every Dunhill Home is inspected by a Certified RESNET Home Energy Rater and receives a specific HERS Score. Dunhill Homes score on average a HERS Rating of 60 which means that we can deliver a home that is nearly 50% more energy efficient over typical existing homes. At Dunhill Homes, we don’t believe that you should pay extra for energy saving features, we feel it’s our obligation to you and our planet.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognizes Dunhill Homes® for its outstanding commitment to energy-efficient new homes in 2017.