Energy Efficiency

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Green Features in Your Boone Home

Our homes are built with you in mind. By building an energy-efficient home, you reduce your carbon footprint and save money on the long-term costs of homeownership. On average, our homes have a 41% energy savings over a comparably sized home in Virginia each year. When you build with Boone Homes, you are building a high-quality, energy-efficient home that will last. We won’t settle for less, why should you?

    OX-IS Exterior Sheathing

    Offers the industry's tightest air barrier for lower air infiltration: Air exchange performance 15-20% better than other builders' standard engineered pressed wood (OSB) + synthetic House Wrap. OX-IS Exterior Sheathing eliminates thermal bridging to the interior walls.

    • Exterior continuous insulation, such as OX-IS, prevents thermal bridging (and therefore thermal loss) by providing an uninterrupted barrier that is installed outside the studs. This allows builders to deliver high R-values. For the owner, those hard-earned dollars spent to consistently maintain a comfortable interior temperature are not wasted. Source: 

      Trane HVAC Systems

      All of our new homes include "America's Most Trusted HVAC System": Trane.  

      Our HVAC systems are calculated for optimal sizing and energy savings to complement the exterior sheathing. Trane HVAC systems also have been awarded the quietest sound ratings in the industry. Additionally, we seal all duct lines to prevent energy loss and increase the effectiveness of your HVAC. Source: 

        Tight Thermal Envelope

        The thermal envelope on a home includes everything that shields the living space from the outdoors. 

        Our stick-framed homes create straight walls and tight joints contributing to our tight thermal envelope that surpasses standard energy and building codes. All walls and ceilings in the garage are insulated to protect from heat gain and loss. Every Boone Home includes high-quality and energy-efficient TRANE 14 SEER heat pumps.

          Low-Emissivity 366 Glass

          All operable windows in a Boone Home are Low Emissivity 366 glass for maximum comfort year-round and energy savings! Low-E windows not only create a thermal barrier increasing your home’s insulation, but they also prevent most UV radiation from entering your home.

            Indoor Air Quality

            We use engineered framing material to protect your indoor air quality as well as Low VOC paints throughout the home. Every home is also equipped with PVC pipes for future radon mitigation systems if necessary.

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