There are many reasons why people buy new homes and energy efficiencies are just one of them. In today’s eco-conscientious building environment new home buyers are more aware than ever of the included energy-saving features that many older homes simply don’t offer. Reducing your household energy use reduces your gas and electricity bills. It also reduces power plant emissions, which in turn reduces air and water pollution and helps protect public health.
In our California new home communities, Intracorp includes numerous energy efficient features, some of which are listed below.
Low Emissivity (Low-E) windows minimize the amount of infrared and ultraviolet light that comes through your glass, without minimizing the amount of light that enters your home. Low-E windows have a thin coating that is transparent and reflects heat.
Insulation to meet the latest California codes help lessen energy usage for both heating and cooling.
Appliances and laundry centers,many have Energy Star certified ratings and rebates are better for the environment and save you money.
Solar Power systems with options for battery power storage and back up can be purchased or leased through our preferred Solar vendors on all new homes Intracorp builds in California.
LED light fixtures last longer, save energy and are more efficient than incandescent light bulbs.
Ceiling fan pre-wire in most rooms to keep things cool.
Smart Technology – Brilliant TM Switch allows control of lighting settings, temperature control, home security and much more at the touch of a button.
Tankless Water Heaters heat your water upon demand instead of continuously heating a large tank of water, resulting in energy savings.
High Efficiency heat and cooling systems are installed in all our homes and communities.
Smart Thermostats can be programmed for daytime or nighttime settings to lower your energy bills and keep you comfortable day or night.
Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment is included that supplies energy to electric vehicles. In some cases, there may only be pre-wiring provided for the future installment of electric vehicle supply equipment.
One Coat Stucco system that utilizes 1” thick foam insulation applied to the building exteriors at some communities provides additional energy savings.
Water Saving Plumbing Fixtures are installed in all our homes which reduces water consumption.