Project Name

New home built by Chuck Neel Construction

Project Criteria

Build an energy efficient and environmentally friendly home.

Project Solution

With the rising cost of energy and the concern with the environment Chuck Neel took the first steps in making a difference. The new home will be an ENERGY STAR home as well as a Certified Green Home through the Florida Green Building Coalition.

To qualify the home as ENERGY STAR, Neel incorporated high performance windows, a 14 SEER heat pump, effective wall and ceiling insulation and ENERGY STAR qualified lighting and appliances. At the time of completion the home will undergo onsite testing to verify the home’s efficiency measures, as well as the air tightness and duct sealing details. An ENERGY STAR home is at least 15 percent more energy efficient than a standard home and this home will include additional energy-saving features that will boost its saving to 19% more than a standard home. By choosing to build the home to GREEN standards, the burden on the environment has been lessened and it will also add value to the home and increase its sustainability. Some of the features that are incorporated into the home are low-flow shower heads, low/zero VOC paints, stains and finishes, user-friendly clothes waster water shutoff, central vacuum system, properly sized HVAC, ENERGY STAR advanced lighting package, Eco friendly trim, minimized carpet use, non-cypress mulch, plants and turf 2’ feet from foundation, and no invasive exotic plant species.

For additional information on the ENERGY STAR program or building GREEN, click on the links to the right.

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