EnergySaver Homes in Orlando
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In Orlando, your David Weekley EnergySaver™ home offers peace of mind knowing your new home is helping to minimize your environmental footprint while saving energy, too! Reduced energy consumption actually makes your EnergySaver home less expensive to own. In fact, our homes are on average 32% more energy efficient than a home built in 2006.
Owning Green has Never Made More Sense
Your David Weekley EnergySaver home in Orlando allows you to live more comfortably, invest your housing dollars more wisely and it helps the environment – all of which can make your EnergySaver home easier to resell. It’s what we call a “win-win-win!”
Environments For Living Gold Level Program
The Environments For Living® program provides a rigorous set of requirements for home builders who’ve made a commitment to go the extra mile. It’s a program that treats a home as a “system of systems” that work together, with limited guarantees on comfort and heating and cooling energy use. A home built under the Environments For Living program is an energy-efficient home that has been constructed using the principles of building science — each home offers energy efficiency, indoor environmental quality and durability benefits.
Environments For Living Guaranteed Energy Savings
Each home that closes will be given a certificate that indicates the average yearly maximum energy usage for heating and air conditioning (only) to be guaranteed by Environments For Living. This will vary based on the size, number of windows, etc. per home.
Home Energy Rating System (HERS)
The HERS® Index is a scoring system established by the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET®) that measures the energy performance of a home, and it is used to compare the relative energy efficiency of different homes. The lower your home’s HERS Index, the more energy-efficient it is. A David Weekley EnergySaver home in Orlando averages a 68 on the HERS Index!
Visit the “Behind Our Walls” Green Rooms
Discover our distinctive energy-saving features and attention to construction quality at the “Behind Our Walls” Green Rooms inside David Weekley model homes in Orlando. Inside these unique rooms, you’ll see the methods and materials we use to keep heating and cooling usage down and to maintain comfortable, energy-efficient living for you and your family.
From insulation and drywall to plumbing and lumber, you can literally see how we build our homes tight. Plus, you can view actual utility bills from David Weekley Homeowners and see what “Behind Our Walls” means to energy savings!
Energy-efficient Cooling and Heating Systems
Florida’s subtropical climate demands the most out of your air conditioning system. That’s why we provide a 14 SEER cooling system to minimize your utility bills. When the weather does get cold we’ve got you covered with a 7.8+ electric heat pump, to make sure you stay warm on those cold winter nights.
We help protect the Earth’s ozone layer by using R-410 Puron refrigerant in our air conditioning systems.
R-38 Attic Insulation
R-38 insulation keeps your attic cooler and reduces the heat load on your air conditioning system.
Cement Board Tile Backer and Anti-fracture Coatings
Mold likes paper as food. Drywall (a paper-backed product) is commonly used behind tile in shower and bath areas. We use cement-based products instead of drywall. We also fill the cement board seams with a rubber-like product called anti-fracture membrane to reduce the prospect of water damage when tile is no longer “water tight.”
The more eyes, the better. Unbiased inspections are performed on your wall insulation, thermal envelope and HVAC ductwork prior to drywall installation. As part of the inspection process, your home will receive an Environments For Living energy audit which utilizes a thermal bypass inspection, a duct blaster and blower door test. The duct blaster test is performed on your HVAC’s ductwork before drywall is installed to verify duct leakage is equal to or less than 3%, one of the key components ensuring your home qualifies for the Environments For Living Energy-Efficient Certification. A blower door test is done after drywall is installed to check the tightness of the home.