EPA Indoor airPlus
Moisture leads to mold and other biological pollutants that can cause health problems.
With ENERGY STAR and Indoor airPLUS, Gardner Custom Homes use a variety of moisture control features designed to minimize these risks, including improved control of condensation and better roof, wall and foundation drainage.
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive, invisible, and odorless gas and is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States.
Indoor airPLUS specifications include radon-resistant construction techniques (in areas with high radon potential).
Residue from pests, such as rodents and cockroaches, can trigger allergy and asthma attacks. With ENERGY STAR and Indoor airPLUS, Gardner Custom Homes seal, caulk or screen where pests may enter a home.
Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning (HVAC)
Poorly designed and installed HVAC systems can lead to comfort problems and reduce indoor air quality.
ENERGY STAR with Indoor airPLUS includes properly engineered systems, improved duct and equipment installation, improved filtration, and whole-house and spot ventilation to dilute and remove indoor air pollutants. Gardner Custom Homes also inspect air-handling equipment and ductwork to ensure they are clean and free of debris and provide adequate air flow.
The types of materials that Gardner Custom Homes choose and the way they manage them during construction can improve a home’s indoor air quality.
Indoor airPLUS Specifications reduce the sources of pollutants inside the home by protecting materials stored on-site from weather damage, using materials with less chemicals, and ventilating the home prior to move-in.
Educating homeowners on maintaining their Indoor airPLUS homes is key to good indoor air quality.
Indoor airPLUS homeowners receive a checklist of verified indoor air quality features, and instructions for operating and maintaining equipment to continue minimizing risks of indoor air quality problems.
Peace of Mind
With the ENERGY STAR label on your new Garner Home, you can be confident that it meets or exceeds the Energy Star standard. When ENERGY STAR requirements are applied to new home construction, a cohesive approach to design, combined with tried-and-true best building practices adds up to a durable, comfortable home with reduced utility and maintenance costs. ENERGY STAR certified homes undergo more inspections and testing than typical homes to ensure that your new home is built to a higher standard.
Purchasing a new home is a big investment, so it’s important to be sure that it’s built to last. We’ve designed all of our new ENERGY STAR certified homes to include value-adding energy efficiency features, and a combination of materials and equipment that will deliver better performance.
- ENERGY STAR certified new homes include:
- A complete Thermal Enclosure System that includes comprehensive air sealing, quality-installed insulation, and high-performance windows, to deliver improved comfort and lower utility bills.
- A high-efficiency Heating, Ventilation, and Cooling System that is designed and installed for optimal performance.
- A comprehensive Water Management System to protect roofs, walls, and foundations from moisture damage.
- Energy-efficient Lighting and Appliances to help keep utility bills low, while providing high-quality performance and longevity.
ENERGY STAR certified Garner Homes offer better energy efficiency and performance compared to other homes, making them a better value for today and a better investment for tomorrow. Homes earning the ENERGY STAR label use 20-30 percent less energy than typical new homes, and even more when compared to most used homes on the market today.
Zero Energy Ready Home
A zero-energy home, is a home with a net energy consumption, meaning the total amount of energy used by the home on an annual basis is equal to the amount of renewable energy created on the site, or in other definitions by renewable energy sources offsite, using technology such as heat pumps, high efficiency windows and insulation, and solar panels.
EPA Water Sense
WaterSense® is a program sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, designed to encourage water efficiency in the United States through the use of a special label on consumer products. The goal of this program is to protect the future of the U.S. water supply.