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Energy Efficient Home Building

Keeping energy costs low and conserving our earth’s resources – without breaking the bank – is one of the most important topics when building a home. DB Homes are proud to partner with Energy Star® in offering energy efficient homes to our customers.

Recent energy tests conducted by an independent 3rd party energy raters found that DB Homes EHomes exceeded the standards set by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Out of all the homes DB Homes that have been tested, the average HERS score for DB Homes was 63, which is approx 35% more efficient than the minimum code built home.

Energy Efficient Home Building

DB Homes High Performance/Energy Efficient Homes

Although DB Homes offers Energy Star® labeled homes, it is important to note that all DB Homes are inherently Green and energy efficient due to our detailed construction methods. Little is wasted of building materials used throughout the building process due to efficient and thorough ordering and planning that goes into every home built.

Since homes are constructed indoors the wood used is not subjected to changes in weather. This provides for walls and floor systems that are true and straight, windows and doors that are plumb and sheathing that is caulked at the seams. All of which results in a home with much less air infiltration.

Below is a list of some of the things behind the walls that DB Homes does to ensure that your home is optimally energy efficient.

  • Receptacles on the exterior wall have gaskets
  • Marriage wall perimeter have gaskets
  • Doors and window flanges are caulked
  • Exterior wall headers are insulated
  • Sealing of all bath fans and recessed light fixtures that go thru the ceiling drywall
  • Tub and showers on exterior walls have drywall behind them
  • Plumbing openings are sealed
  • Range hood vents and dryer vents are sealed
  • Fireplace walls are insulated and sealed when on exterior walls
  • Chase walls are insulated on the inside
  • Perimeter bands are insulated with R-21
  • Horizontal joist on OSB at exterior wall are caulked
  • Plumbing and electrical penetration thru studs are caulked and sealed
  • All homes are third-party inspected
Energy Efficiency Check List