We are able to predict your energy usage for your new home. If your home uses more energy than we predict we will pay the difference for the first two years.
Why Build an Efficient Home?
The purchase of a new home will be one of the most expensive investments you’ll make in your lifetime. Unfortunately, as consumers today we may know more about the qualities of a digital camera or a new car we want to buy than about the purchase of your new home. At Crescendo Builders we want you to be an informed consumer.
We are 100% committed to building DOE Challenge Homes. Our commitment is to be good stewards of our resources by building safer, healthier homes, increasing the durability of your home, lowering you utility bills, using advanced technology and Green building principles. In addition we are taking an additional challenge to prepare our homes to be Net-Zero Ready. This program builds upon the principles requirements of Energy Star along with proven Building America innovations and best practices.
DOE Challenge Homes are verified by a qualified third-party and are at least 35-40% more energy efficient than a typical new home. This corresponds to a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index Score in the low to mid 50’s depending on the size of the home.