Home builder and developers are now building more and more energy efficient homes as public demand for such homes are increasing. Recently, Shea Homes—a home builder constructing new homes in North Carolina, Washington, California, Colorado, and Arizona, is building a model for its new energy efficient homes, which offers cooling and heating- cost guarantee in Litchfield Park, a city in Maricopa County, Arizona.
A refund will be provided under a program called Environment for Living, if the energy efficient homes did not meet the expected cooling and heating targets.
Shea’s new energy efficient home has met Energy Star Platinum certification, which is an energy- rating system that seeks to protect the environment and save money.
The home- builder’s Environment for Living program ensures a two- year guarantee in addition to its other “green strategies” integrated on its new energy efficient homes’ model at The Village in Litchfield Park.
Vice president of marketing and sales for Shea Homes, Ken Peterson, said the company is constantly improving green homes through it two neighborhoods in Gilbert, a town in Arizona.
The two communities in Gilbert are Energy Star certified.
Energy saving systems integrated in the energy efficient homes includes cathedralized attic insulation—that keeps the attic’s temperature cool, insulated walls made from recycled new paper, and double-paned windows with vinyl frames.
The Village in Litchfield Park offers 6- floor plans of three- to- six bedroom homes with two- to- three car space. Home in the village areas start from 1,721 to 2,766 square feet.
Price for the energy efficient homes begins from about $169,000 to $221,990.