Monday night 40 eco-curious folks turned out to learn about ENERGY STAR homes and watch the blower door and duct blaster test. This month’s EcoMonday’s topics was “The Anatomy of an ENERGY STAR home“. The Oaks at Fallon Park green certified homes represent a shift in the development within Raleigh’s beltline. This 20 acre site is a home run combining energy efficient living with the amenity package of swimming pool, community clubhouse, pocket parks and walking trails not usually found inside the beltline.
Two builders with adjoining homes volunteered their homes for Southern Energy Management to present and demonstrate.
Michael Peaden showed what’s behind the walls of the Dixon-Kirby home discussing the building science behind the 15% energy efficiency of a certified ENERGY STAR home. Learn more about new homes that are part of the ENERGY STAR program.
Green building is coming on strong all over the metro area in all price ranges. ENERGY STAR homes qualify for a 5% base rate discount with Progress Energy and are typically 15% more efficient than standard construction. Now that’s a reason to consider homes that are green certified! BTW, you can now search for green homes in the Triangle MLS.
Southern Energy Management is the third part verification firm that certifies ENERGY STAR homes for the Oaks at Fallon Park. Adam Stetton demonstrated the blower door and duct blaster test in the Legacy Construction home. The test determine the home’s efficiency.
EcoMonday seminars are offered monthly free of charge as educational opportunities for eco-minded consumers. Click here to see the all the photos from this presentation and calendar of upcoming events.
Interested in seeing more energy efficient homes? Mark your calendar for the 4th Annual Green Home April 25 & 26 and May 2 & 3.