Westminster, MA, December 08, 2006 --(PR.com
)-- Phillips Builders LLC. have made a commitment to building 100% of their homes to be Energy Star Certified. Energy Star is a government backed symbol for energy efficiency and have more than 40 types of products that offer other superior quality and performance. Phillips Builders newest project is located on Sawin Drive in Westminster, Massachusetts.
Homes that earn the Energy Star must meet guidelines for energy efficiency set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Energy Star qualified homes are at least 15 percent more energy efficient than homes built to the 2004 International Residential Code (IRC).
Peter Phillips has set his goals for the Harrington Heights Subdivision (www.HarringtonHeights.net) to be 50% more efficient for all homes in the subdivision. Energy Star qualified homes can include a variety of energy-efficient features, such as effective insulation, high performance windows, tight construction and ducts, efficient heating and cooling equipment, and Energy Star qualified lighting and appliances.
Homes that earn the Energy Star undergo several more inspection and tests performed by independent inspectors known as Home Energy Rating System raters (HERS). This gives you peace of mind that your home is truly Energy Efficient.
Energy Star homes are also designed to improved Air Quality compared to standard code built homes. These homes are designed to have a lower Utility costs, greater comfort, and a reduced risk of indoor air problems. In addition, Energy Star qualified homes help protect the environment by reducing the greenhouse gas emissions associated with global warming.
For more information about Energy Star and Harrington Heights, visit www.peterphillipsbuilders.com