EnergySaver Homes in Tampa
In Tampa, 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 28% more energy efficient than a home built in 2006.
Owning Green has Never Made More Sense
Your David Weekley EnergySaver home in Tampa 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—homes that offer energy efficiency, indoor environmental quality and durability benefits.
Environments For Living Guaranteed Energy Savings
When you close on your EnergySaver home in Tampa, 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.
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 Tampa averages a 72 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 Tampa. 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 in Tampa, 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 Home program includes single-sided, foil-faced radiant barrier roof decking to keep your attic cooler and reduce the heat load on your air conditioning system.
Double Pane Windows with Low-E Glass
Double pane windows with Low-E glass prove to be more resistant to heat gain, heat loss and condensation build-up, enhancing your windows’ thermal performance and giving you higher energy efficiency.
DensShield Tile Backer
This proprietary construction of tile backer board is the first of its kind to integrate a moisture-resistant core with fiberglass mats and a unique heat-cured acrylic coating. David Weekley Homes uses DensShield® Tile Backer in our EnergySaver Homes in Tampa, meaning moisture stays where it belongs – in the tubs and showers.