Our EnergySaver™ homes in Nashville offer 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 36% more energy efficient than a home built in 2006!
Your David Weekley EnergySaver home in Nashville 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!”
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.
When you close on your EnergySaver home in Nashville, TN, 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 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 Nashville averages a 64 on the HERS Index!
Your new David Weekley home in Nashville will be built using our Advanced Framing building techniques.
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.