The return of summer always means a return to warmer weather, outdoor fun and exciting vacations you wish could last a lifetime. But for many homeowners, it also means a return of higher energy bills that come as a direct result of trying to keep their homes cool in the summer heat.
Thankfully for new homebuyers, however, many of the region’s top builders have dedicated themselves to helping their customers save energy. These efficiency initiatives go by a lot of different names, but they’re all about putting more money in your pocket at the end of the day. So if you’re tired of burning up your cash to cool your old, inefficient home, these are the programs and builders that you should check out in your new home search.
Brookfield Blue by Brookfield Residential
Brookfield Residential has established itself in the DC metro area as a leader in homebuilder innovation, and its energy-efficiency approach is no different.
They call it “Brookfield Blue,” and it’s an entire program of efficiency features and principles that come standard in every new home. From water-saving faucets and Low-E windows to energy-saving appliances and low-VOC paints and carpets, Brookfield Blue is all about creating a more efficient, healthier place to call home.
Brookfield wants to give you the power to make your own choices about efficiency options, too. That’s why they offer a wide variety of sustainable and renewable features to choose from throughout the area. Have an electric car? You can put a charging station right in your garage. Want to use solar power? They have that, too. It’s all designed to save you energy and money and to give you a home that fits the way you want to live.
High-Performance Homes from Mid-Atlantic Builders
Choosing a Mid-Atlantic Builders High-Performance Home means you get a masterfully crafted, custom-fit home that provides you with a healthier, more comfortable environment to live in every day.
They make it all possible by using the latest building innovations and structural practices to maximize comfort and healthier air quality. And it goes beyond a healthier place to live. With their Energy$mart℠ program, your new Mid-Atlantic Builders home will consume less energy, give you higher efficiency and save you up to 60% on your utility bills.
Best of all? Mid-Atlantic Builders’ dedication to craftsmanship means you can be confident that your new, efficient home is built to last a lifetime.
LivingSmart® with Winchester Homes
You don’t have to look too hard to see the benefits of LivingSmart®. Committed to saving the planet and saving you money, Winchester Homes builds homes that foster cleaner air quality, more energy efficiency and have a lower impact on the environment.
And with new HomeSmart technology now available in select communities, they’re making it easier for you to stay in control of your home’s energy usage from wherever you are.
Toll Green from Toll Brothers
Preserving the environment is an integral part of Toll Brothers’ homebuilding process.
Toll Green is their promise to build energy-efficient homes that limit the impact on the environment. From efficient gas fireplaces to environmentally friendly flooring, Toll Brothers offers an expansive array of green features and sustainable products to save the planet and save you money. And when it comes to choosing where to build, they create homes and communities that complement natural elements and preserve as much open space as possible.
BuiltSmart by NVHomes
NVHomes has always believed that energy efficiency should complement better living. And with their BuiltSmart approach, they’re able to do just that.
BuiltSmart is all about finely appointing every new luxury home they build with exquisite details, high-end features and lavish finishes — all without compromising the homes’ efficiency. From the appliances they choose to include to the building materials and methods they employ, NVHomes takes its BuiltSmart approach to ensure comfort, savings, style and peace of mind are all built in.