MORE OF WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR Using Style Purposefully to Make Your Life More Enjoyable.
Home Energy Rating System
Lower HERS® Ratings Equal Less Energy Used & More Money Saved! A Gehan Homes’ Energy Smart Home uses style purposefully to make your life better and more enjoyable every day.
These features are included at no additional cost, meaning that you never have to choose between performance & affordability.
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Energy Efficient Windows
Keep the heat out in the summer and warm air in during the winter.
Help reduce water consumption while still maintaining performance.
Help lower energy costs while maintaining a comfortable temperature.
LED Light Bulbs
Are cooler and use less energy than incandescent light bulbs.
Every Gehan Home includes an array of Energy Smart features that work together to use less energy, reduce water consumption and save you money. We employ the latest technologies to make
your home and our world a better place.
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1 | RADIANT BARRIER ROOF DECKING reduces the attic temperature by deflecting heat from the sun. A cooler attic improves the operating efficiency of your A/C system and lowers utility usage.
2 | BLOWN-IN ATTIC INSULATION helps maintain control of indoor temperature and is installed around beams, resulting in a more tightly sealed home and improved HVAC performance.
3 | ENERGY-EFFICIENT WINDOWS WITH LOW E3 GLAZING block radiant heat from the sun and UV rays. These windows are specifically designed to reject the sun’s heat without affecting the view. They keep heat out in the summer and warm air in during the winter.
4 | ENERGY STAR® RATED OR QUALIFIED DISHWASHER saves up to three gallons of water per load and uses up to 50% less energy.
5 | ENERGY-EFFICIENT WATER HEATER uses less energy than standard models, saving money on your utility bills.
6 | ATTIC AIRFLOW VENTILATION with Soffit and Roof Ridge Venting removes heated air in the summer and keeps the attic air at the proper temperature during the winter.
7 | WATER-CONSERVING FIXTURES reduce water consumption by 30% or more. Toilets, shower heads, and faucets use less water while still maintaining performance.
8 | COMPACT LED LIGHT BULBS use up to 75% less energy than incandescent light bulbs.
9 | THIRD-PARTY INSPECTIONS by an outside inspection firm ensures that your home meets all quality and energy-efficiency standards.
10 | TIGHTLY SEALED AIR DUCTS directs air to where it’s needed, making heating and cooling more efficient.
11 | LOW VOC PRODUCTS IN PAINT, WOODWORK AND CARPET emit low or zero volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which helps to maintain good indoor air quality.
12 | ENGINEERED WOOD COMPONENTS are used in floor systems. These products are sustainable, energy-efficient and environmentally friendly.
13 | PROGRAMMABLE THERMOSTAT allows you to control the amount of energy you use based on your family’s lifestyle and helps lower your energy costs.
The HERS® Index is a registered trademark of the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET®). The HERS® Index rating listed is based on a sample of Gehan Homes in the Dallas area, using RESNET® approved software. Each 1 point decrease in the HERS® Index corresponds to a 1% reduction in energy consumption compared to the HERS® 2006 IECC reference homes (specifications are based on the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code). For more information visit www.resnet.us ad www.energysavers.come. Actual HERS® Index rating and savings may vary depending on location/orientation of the home, structural options, interior options and exterior options. Estimated monthly energy usage is an estimate generated from RESNET® approved software. Actual energy consumption and costs will vary. Buyers should not rely solely on the HERS® Index rating in making a purchase decision. Gehan Homes does not guarantee HERS® Index rating or estimated monthly energy cost. Information subject to change without notice. *Products and/r services may vary by division/community.
The HERS Index is the industry standard by which a home’s energy efficiency is measured. The U.S. Department of Energy has determined that a typical resale home scores 130 on the HERS Index while a standard new home is awarded a rating of 100. Information presented for informational purposes only. Savings are average estimates for single-family homes in the U.S. developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Savings will vary based on home type, orientation, house size, utility rates, climate conditions, size of household and occupant behavior. For information on a specific home, please have a home energy rating conducted by a certified RESNET® Home Energy Rater. Not all Energy Features are included in Townhome Series, see Sales Counselor for details. REL 09.13.18