Sustainable Building

Abbey Road is designed to be an energy efficient, eco-friendly community that will reduce the costs of living for its residents through the reduction in energy consumption. By building towards the guidelines set forth in the USGBC LEED for Homes program and Energy Star, Abbey Road will be a model of responsible and sustainable building practices. All new homes are built with green efficiency features and energy performance standards that oftentimes exceed municipal & national building codes. The end result is a more comfortable, healthy home that is better for our environment.

Homes built to ENERGY STAR Standards typically perform up to 30% more efficiently than homes constructed to standards in local building codes. 

 

green features

ENERGY STAR® Appliances

Pella Proline Low-E windows that meet or exceed Energy Star standards.

High Efficiency Water Heater & Heat Pump

Use of non-toxic products like no or low VOC paints, caulking, sealants, and adhesives.

100% Energy Star light fixtures

Blown in Cellulose Insulation:

Walls=R21 / Ceilings=R38 / Floors=R21

 R value is a measure of thermal resistance used in the building and construction industry. The higher the number,   the better the building insulation’s effectiveness (and sound attenuation)


GREEN Building Guidelines

LEED for Homes

LEED for homes is a national, voluntary certification system, developed by experts and experienced builders, that promotes the design and construction of high performance green homes and encourages the adoption of sustainable practices by the homebuilding industry.

Abbey Road is being designed and implemented to be LEED for Homes Certified.

Energy Star for Homes Program

The ENERGY STAR for Homes program is a voluntary program for home builders and offers participants a performance based tiered incentive based on home performance.

Abbey Road is being designed and implemented to reach Tier II Energy Star Standards.

HERS Rating

(HERS is a home energy rating that involves the construction plans and onsite inspections. A HERS Reference Home scores a HERS index of 100, while a net zero home scores a HERS of 0, thus the lower the number the better.)

Abbey Road is being designed and implemented to reach a HERS rating of not more than 55.