We pride ourselves on creating QUALITY HOMES that SAVE ENERGY and SAVE THE EARTH.
At Wetherburne Homes, we make it a priority to create quality homes that tread lightly on the earth. Through our partnership with ENERGY STAR, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's voluntary program that helps consumers and businesses save money and protect the environment through energy-efficient products and practices, we are proud to build homes that are quieter, more comfortable and more efficient.
Our ENERGY STAR qualified homes meet the strict guidelines on energy efficiency, including being 20-30% more efficient than standard homes, as set forth by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. We achieve energy savings through established, reliable building technologies including effective insulation, high-performance windows, ENERGY STAR-compliant heating and cooling systems and ensuring tight construction and ductwork.
Our energy-efficient homes offer many additional benefits to our homebuyers, including:
LOW OWNERSHIP COSTS
Compared with standard homes, ENERGY STAR qualified homes use substantially less energy for heating, cooling, and water heating -- delivering $200 to $400 in annual savings. Over the average 7 to 8 years you may live in your home, this adds up to thousands of dollars saved on utility bills. Additional savings on maintenance can also be substantial.
Properly installed energy-efficient improvements deliver better protection against cold, heat, drafts, moisture, pollution, and noise. An energy-efficient home helps ensure consistent temperatures between and across rooms, improved indoor air quality, and greater durability.
To date, more than 5,000 homebuilders have partnered with EPA to construct more than 840,000 ENERGY STAR qualified homes. By the end of the decade, more than 2 million homes are expected to earn the ENERGY STAR. The trend is clear. By choosing a home with the ENERGY STAR label, you can be confident that it will have an increasingly valued feature when the time comes to sell.
Did you know that your home can be a greater source of pollution than your car? In fact, 16 percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions are generated from the energy used in houses nationwide. Energy used in our homes often comes from the burning of fossil fuels at power plants, which contributes to smog, acid rain, and global warming. Simply put, the less energy we use in our homes, the less air pollution we generate.
We take our role as an environmental steward seriously. You can rest assured that your new Wetherburne home will be less expensive to operate yet never compromise our superior standard of craftsmanship. It's our promise to you and to our planet earth.