Green Building / Energy Efficient Homes
Our goal is to build homes that are low maintenance and have a low impact on our community and its wonderful natural resources. We carefully choose each product that makes up our homes to ensure both a sensitivity to the environment as well as meet our stringent standards for efficiency.
Commitment to Energy Efficiency
Konter Quality Homes believes that building Green is an ever-evolving process that is centered on efficiency. Konter Quality Homes’ commitment to efficiency is centered on the commitment to the EarthCents program. Konter Quality Homes is a 100% EarthCents builder. With any 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.
Every Konter Home is individually designed and computer modeled with the following features in mind to not only meet but exceed the EarthCents standard:
- High Performance Windows
- High Performance Insulation including Iceynene Spray foam insulation on the roof deck. Keeping the attic area and A/C ducts cool even in the heat of summer.
- Efficient HVAC systems and air-tight construction techniques.
- Efficient products including EarthCents qualified lights, refrigerators, and dishwashers.
- Products made from recycled and renewable resources including recycled laminate flooring, bamboo flooring, and engineered lumber.
Green Building Benefits
These features along with using an independent third party company to rate and test each Konter Home ensures that you are buying one of the most efficient homes on the market today.
This helps our customers to save between 15% and 30% on their electric bills, and allows Konter Homes to save over 100,000 lbs of coal a year, eliminate the emissions from over 20 vehicles, and have the effect of planting over 50 acres of trees per year.
Konter Quality Homes commitment to Green Building saves our customers and the environment all at a cost that is within reach for everyone.