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FEATURES OF A HIGH-PERFORMANCE CUSTOM HOME WITH THERMOSHIELD
G&G Custom Homes builds high-performance custom homes that meet the ThermoShield program's standards. These homes are at least 15% more energy efficient than homes built to the 2012 Indiana Energy Code, and feature additional measures that deliver a total energy efficiency improvement of up to 30 percent compared to typical new homes and even more compared to most resale homes.
And with homebuyers' increasing interest in green building, energy efficiency is the place to start. That's because the energy used in homes often comes from the burning of fossil fuels at power plants, which contributes to smog, acid rain, and risks of global warming. So, the less energy used, the less air pollution generated. And the easy way to make sure a new home is energy efficient is to look for the blue ENERGY STAR mark, the government-backed symbol for energy efficiency.
- A complete Thermal Enclosure System with comprehensive air sealing, quality-installed insulation, an high-performance windows to deliver improved comfort and lower utility bills.
- High-efficiency heating, ventilating, and cooling systems that are 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 keep utility bills low, while providing high-quality performance and longevity.
Any home three stories or less can earn the ENERGY STAR label if it has been verified to meet EPA's guidelines, including: single family, attached, and low-rise multi-family homes; manufactured homes; systems-built homes (e.g., SIP, ICF, or modular construction); log homes, concrete homes; and even existing retrofitted homes.
High-performance custom homes can include a variety of 'tried-and-true' energy-efficient features that contribute to improved home quality and homeowner comfort, and to lower energy demand and reduced air pollution.
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Properly installed and inspected insulation in floors, walls, and attics ensures even temperatures throughout the house, reduced energy use, and increased comfort.
Energy-efficient windows employ advanced technologies, such as protective coatings and improved frames, to help keep heat in during winter and out during summer. These windows also block damaging ultraviolet sunlight that can discolor carpets and furnishings.
Sealing holes and cracks in the home's "envelope" and in heating and cooling duct systems helps reduce drafts, moisture, dust, pollen, and noise. A tightly sealed home improves comfort and indoor air quality while reducing utility and maintenance.
In addition to using less energy to operate, energy-efficient heating and cooling systems can be quieter, reduce indoor humidity, and improve the overall comfort of the home. When properly installed into a tightly sealed home, this equipment won't have to work so hard to heat and cool the home.
High-performance custom homes may also be equipped with ENERGY STAR qualified products — lighting fixtures, compact fluorescent bulbs, ventilation fans, and appliances, such as refrigerators, dishwashers, and washing machines.
With the help of TSI Energy Solutions, G&G Custom Homes chooses the most appropriate energy-saving features for their homes. Additionally, raters conduct onsite testing and inspections to verify the energy efficiency measures, as well as insulation, air tightness, and duct sealing details.
Home buying is complex enough without having to know all the details of energy-efficient construction. Find the house of your dreams and enjoy peace of mind knowing that it also meets strict energy efficiency guidelines.
Compared with standard homes, high-performance custom 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. Financing your home purchase using an ENERGY STAR Mortgage or an energy efficient mortgage can also lead to savings.
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.
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.
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WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT G&G:
"We cannot thank Joe and Mindy enough for making the process of buying a new home an experience of a lifetime. From the initial discussions through closing, they were both a pleasure to work with and they exceeded our expectations in every respect. The service, dependability and the flexibility they demonstrated were exceptional throughout the entire process. Their business is sure to prosper and we will readily recommend potential clients who are interested in a custom home or real estate services." - Jon & Kathy W.
"Clearly built quality is critical when searching for a new custom home, however less evident but equally important is the ongoing customer service you will receive later down the line. The attention to detail in Joe's homes is obvious for all to see, but his patience and ongoing support is where he excels. We have been particularly impressed by his personal attention and responsiveness whereby nothing was too much trouble and would have no hesitation in recommending G&G Custom Homes to anyone looking for a high quality product with top notch customer service." - Steve & Debra H.
"We were new to Indianapolis and felt very grateful that we found Joe to be our builder. Joe was masterful at the coordination and sequencing of the details of the construction that were seamless to us. Additionally, reliability of the construction timeline was the other factor that exceeded our expectations; Joe gave us a move date and not only met it but came in 10 days earlier than we expected. Impressive results from a true professional." - Steve & Linda C.
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