EnergySaver Homes in Panama City Beach
Your David Weekley EnergySaver™ home offers peace of mind knowing your new home in Panama City Beach 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 30% more energy efficient than a home built in 2006.
Owning Green has Never Made More Sense
Your David Weekley EnergySaver home in Panama City Beach 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 constructed using the principles of building science — each home offers energy efficiency, indoor environmental quality and durability benefits.
Environments For Living Guaranteed Energy Savings
When you close on your EnergySaver home in Panama City Beach, you will receive a certificate that indicates the average yearly maximum energy usage for heating and air conditioning (only), guaranteed by Environments For Living. This will vary based on the size, number of windows, etc. per home.
The more eyes, the better. We perform unbiased inspections 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 a 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.
Each and every home we build in our EnergySaver program is required to undergo independent third-party performance verification inspections. While many of the energy-efficient products installed in a home are easily identified, it’s not as easy to judge the quality of installation. This can make a big difference in the performance of your home and its effect on your pocketbook.
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 Panama City Beach averages a 70 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 Panama City Beach. 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!
High-performance Air Conditioning and Hard-cast Sealed Ductwork
Our very efficient 14 SEER air conditioning system cools your home with less electricity. Less electricity means less money out of your pocket and reduced power company emissions. Also, to avoid unnecessary cooling of your attic, we’ve reduced ductwork leakage. Compared to ordinary homes, an EnergySaver home, backed by the Environments For Living program uses substantially less energy for heating and cooling.
Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Carbon monoxide: it’s odorless, colorless and deadly. Every David Weekley EnergySaver home comes with carbon monoxide detectors.
We help protect the Earth’s ozone layer by using R-410 refrigerant in our air conditioning systems.
R-38 Attic Insulation
Our EnergySaver homes include single-sided, foil-faced radiant barrier roof decking to keep your attic cooler and reduce heat load on your A/C system.
Vinyl Double Pane Windows with Low-E Glass
Your EnergySaver home is equipped with vinyl double pane windows with Low-E glass. These windows are proven to be more resistant to heat gain and heat loss, enhancing your windows' thermal performance and giving you higher energy efficiency.