- Posted By #Crescent Homeson April 9, 2014 in
There are plenty of options when it comes to the look and feel of new homes in Charleston, SC. While personal style preferences may be different, most homebuyers are looking for one common element—energy efficient homes. As the cost of utilities continues to climb and the issues of climate change weigh heavier on people’s minds, community developers like Crescent Homes are taking an active role in helping to solve the issues with responsible, well-planned designs that utilize the latest technology.
Newly Designed Homes with an Eco-Friendly Focus
If reducing the size of your carbon footprint and the impact you make on the environment is important, you’ll appreciate all of the thought that goes into the energy efficient homes in Crescent Homes communities. Eco-friendly features you can expect to find include:
- Radiant energy barrier in the attic
- Tankless water heaters
- Specially designed energy efficient ductwork systems
- Sealed building envelope for tighter construction
- Special fresh air ventilation system
- HVAC systems that are carefully calculated for appropriate size
- Low E windows
- Programmable thermostats
- Low VOC paints
- Low VOC stains
Energy Efficient Homes with a Lower Cost of Living
Crescent Homes has taken buyers’ monthly budgets into consideration when deciding which features should be included in all homes. Unlike other developers that tack on additional costs for energy efficient upgrades, Crescent Homes incorporates most of the features above into the original plan so that improved efficiency is a standard.
Using the latest green building technologies isn’t just good for the environment it’s good for people’s wallets. The improved performance also provides a more comfortable, cleaner living space, less maintenance and a home that holds its value.
They are so serious about building nothing but the best in energy efficient homes that Crescent Homes guarantees every structure they build will have a HERS rating of 75 or less. The Home Energy Rating System (HERS) is the standard for measuring a home’s energy efficiency on all levels. If a home goes over 75 Crescent Homes will pay the buyer $500 per point up to $2,000.
Building green has always been an integral part of Crescent Homes’ community development. For years they have been a shining example of how to blend affordability with eco-friendliness by harnessing new technology and using innovative design techniques.