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Energy Efficient Homes

Amelia Island, FL, Jacksonville, FL & Waycross, GA.
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Energy Efficient Homes

An energy efficient home isn’t only good for the environment, it’s good for your wallet and your health. There’s no price tag that can equal your desire for a healthy living environment for your family. And Cayman Builders shares your desire to protect your family and the earth. In Southeast Georgia and the east coast of Florida, the Cayman Builders team creates quality new homes at affordable prices that reduce your carbon footprint, provide low monthly energy costs and are eco-friendly. Call today for an estimate on your unique open floor plan design.

What Makes Quality New Homes Energy Efficient?

The professionals at Cayman Builders engineer and construct energy-efficient homes to use as little electricity or natural gas as possible. They design every aspect of the house to reduce energy consumption and give you low monthly energy costs while maintaining the high standard of quality they’ve delivered to some of the best neighborhoods in town. Some of the most important features of these Waycross, Georgia and Amelia Island, Florida green buildings include:

  • Tighter building envelope. When a home’s foundation, roof and walls meld together seamlessly, it provides a stable structure that inhibits air leakage, reduces energy consumption and offers a healthy living environment.
  • R-38 ceiling installation. Proper, upgraded insulation ensures that your eco-friendly home maintains a comfortable temperature. The R-38 standard requires at least 12.5 inches of insulation.
  • A high-efficiency heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) system. Your HVAC system consumes a lot of energy, and higher-rated Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) systems are more energy efficient, while providing better air quality for your family.
  • Insulated low-emittance (low-E) windows. Low-E windows have a thin, invisible, non-toxic and UV-resistant coating that allows warmth to enter during the winter while preventing overheating in the summer to ensure your comfort and reduce your carbon footprint exponentially.
  • ENERGY STAR® appliances. Designed to save you money over the life of the unit, ENERGY STAR appliances come with two price tags on them: purchase price and operating cost. You usually realize the overall savings in a very short period of time, often within one or two seasons.
  • LED lighting fixtures and bulbs. ENERGY STAR-rated LEDs use 75 percent less electricity and last 25 times longer than traditional incandescent bulbs. The U.S. government claims that widespread adoption of LED lighting has the greatest potential for energy savings nationwide.
  • Wireless programmable thermostats. WiFi-enabled thermostats allow you to program and remotely adjust your home’s temperature for maximum energy efficiency. They also provide information on your energy usage, so you can make better decisions about when to adjust the temperature.
  • Gas tankless water heaters. Water heating accounts for 13 to 18 percent of a home’s energy consumption. Homeowners with natural gas can reduce their energy use by only heating their water as they use it rather than keeping stored water heated.
  • Water-conserving fixtures throughout the home. Reducing water usage lowers your water bill and energy bill for using hot water. Cayman Builders help you select water-conserving devices, such as:
    • HETs or high-efficiency toilets
    • Performance showerheads
    • PRV or pressure-reducing valves
    • Re-circulating hot-water system
    • Water-saving faucets

Cayman Builders takes pride in offering the highest quality energy-efficient homes to their customers. With a reputation for quality craftsmanship, they supply technologically advanced houses to families in the best neighborhoods who wish to reduce their carbon footprint and lower their monthly energy costs.

What Are RESNET Certified Homes?

In 1995, the Energy Rated Homes of America and the National Association of State Energy Officials created the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) to evaluate residential energy efficiency. RESNET also serves to stimulate the market for energy-efficient homes and create a market for energy mortgages.

Cayman Builders is a RESNET Accredited Provider, which means they strive to build high-quality energy-efficient homes. As a RESNET Energy Smart Builder, Cayman Builders endeavors to provide its customers with homes that are:

  • More affordable to maintain
  • More comfortable overall
  • Worth more than regular homes

What Are HERS Ratings?

Home Energy Rating (HERS) is the industry-recognized standard for measuring a home’s energy efficiency. Your custom-built home receives a HERS number to indicate its efficiency after a thorough evaluation. Lower numbers are better, and the score can range from zero to 150.

A professional, independent certified RESNET rater usually determines a house’s HERS rating. The rater inspects new or recently renovated move-in-ready homes to search for energy issues, such as:

  • Building envelope air leaks
  • HVAC ductwork leakage
  • Combustion danger
  • Rate of air infiltration

The expert craftsmen at Cayman Builders take pride in producing affordable, beautiful and energy-efficient houses at affordable prices that repeatedly receive the highest HERS rating and customer satisfaction. The company is fully insured and can build you a quality new home on your own lot while designing and personalizing your new home to your specifications. Contact the team today, at locations in Jacksonville, Florida and Waycross, Georgia, to find out what they can do for you.