Our EnergySaver™ Homes offer peace of mind knowing your new home in Austin is minimizing 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 41% more energy efficient than a home built in 2006!
Your David Weekley EnergySaver home in Austin 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, 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 Austin averages a 59 on the HERS Index!
The more eyes, the better. Unbiased inspections will be 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.