Arbor homes blog

November 10, 2019

4 Ways Arbor Homes Focuses on Energy Efficiency

Arbor Homes prides itself in well-built homes that are well built and great for the environment.  With the Home Energy Rating System (HERS)®, Arbor proves its dedication to energy efficiency by outranking all other home builders in Indianapolis.  Arbor homes average a 25% higher energy efficiency than other new home construction, and a 55% higher efficiency than resale homes. And here’s the best news: energy efficiency has cost-saving benefits as well! Here are the top four ways Arbor is making your next home as green as possible. 

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1. We use innovative Fiberglass in all our homes. 

    • Owens Corning EcoTouch insulation –industry-leading thermal and acoustic performance
    • Made with natural materials 
    • Minimum 30% post-consumer recycled materials, which makes this the industry leader in proportion of recycled content
    • GREENGAURD Children & Schools (SM) Certification- high indoor air quality

2. Our construction process is highly advanced. 

    • We stick frame our homes instead of using pre-fabricated pieces. 
    • More efficient use of materials and more structurally sound 
    • Allows for more insulation to be placed in walls
    • Advanced air sealing throughout construction process
    • Multiple energy efficiency inspections throughout construction

3. Puron HVAC is installed in all our homes. 

    • Non-ozone-depleting “refrigerant of the future”
    • Digital thermostat for more accurate temperature control
    • Cost saving energy efficiency

4. We install efficient water & lighting systems.

    • Moen flow-optimized faucets 
    • Uses less water without compromising performance
    • Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs 
    • Designed to last longer while using less energy

 

Interested in learning more about Arbor and our energy efficient homes? Check out our neighborhoods today!