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?

    Green Features – Interactive Home

    Hover over each number to learn more about Boone Homes’ green features!

    LP® TechShield® Radiant Barrier Sheathing

    Blocks up to 97% of radiant heat transfer and can reduce attic temperature by up to 30ºF. With a track record of proven success, LP TechShield sheathing can be a cost-effective way to boost a home’s energy efficiency and improve HERS scores. Only LP TechShield sheathing features a durable layer of aluminum with patented VaporVents™ technology. Post-lamination incising prevents moisture build-up during and after construction, while the OSB substrate promotes breathability and does not create a vapor barrier. 

    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: OXEngineeredProducts.com 

      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: Trane.com 

        Rinnai Tankless Water Heater

        Each Rinnai tankless water heater is built to commercial-grade standards and is tested for quality. Tankless water heaters save space and energy and last up to twice as long as a tank. Plus, you'll never run out of hot water!

        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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