EnergySaver Homes in Greater Hilton Head
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In Greater Hilton Head, 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 31% more energy efficient than a home built in 2006!
Owning Green has Never Made More Sense
Your David Weekley EnergySaver home in Greater Hilton Head 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 Usage Savings
When you close on your EnergySaver home in Hilton Head, 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 Hilton Head averages a 69 on the HERS Index!
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.
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 Greater Hilton Head. 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!
We help protect the Earth’s ozone layer by using R-410 refrigerant in our air conditioning systems
Vented Cooking Spaces
Our kitchens are designed to remove moisture and fumes by venting cooking surfaces directly outside.
PEX Plumbing System
We looked at the alternatives to copper plumbing and found that PEX doesn’t condensate in walls easily, doesn’t corrode and resists that old “bang, bang, bang” sound known as water hammer.
Environmentally-friendly Termite Pretreatment
Our pretreated framing lumber is friendlier to the environment and reduces the risk of termite damage to your home.
Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Carbon monoxide: it’s odorless, colorless and deadly. Every David Weekley EnergySaver home comes with carbon monoxide detectors.
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 cut ductwork leakage from 20% to less than 3%.
Advanced Framing is the intelligent use of lumber in wood framing. This method utilizes stacked framing, where components of the frame align on top of each other which efficiently transfers the load, or weight, down to the foundation, increasing the home’s strength. In addition, the use of durable, 2x6 exterior wall framing allows for almost 50% more insulation in the walls. Our Advanced Framing technique saves on lumber, supports better insulation and reduces the occurrence of drywall cracking – giving you a tighter, quieter, more energy-efficient home.