Going Green & Energy Star

At White Oak Modular, we are an Energy Star builder committed to building 100% of our homes to exceed the Energy Star performance guidelines. If you are in the market for a new home, and desire to build the most energy-efficient home possible, consider building your dream home with us.

Give us a call to make an appointment to visit one of our homes. 860-729-2780.

Features of Energy Star Qualified New Homes

To earn the ENERGY STAR Certification, a home must meet guidelines for energy efficiency set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Our homes are at least 50% more energy efficient than homes built to the 2004 International Residential Code (IRC), and include additional energy-saving features that typically make them 7080% more efficient than standard homes. 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.

All of White Oak Modular's homes include:

  1. Effective Insulation Properly installed and inspected insulation in floors, walls, and attics ensures even temperatures throughout the house, reduced energy use, and increased comfort.
  2. High-Performance Windows Energy-efficient windows employ advanced technologies, such as protective coatings and improved frames, to help keep heat in during winter and out during summer.
  3. Tight Construction and Ducts Sealing holes and cracks in the home's "envelope" and in heating and cooling duct systems helps reduce drafts, moisture, dust, pollen, and noise. maintenance.
  4. Efficient Heating and Cooling Equipment In addition to using less energy to operate, energy-efficient heating and cooling systems can be quieter, reduce indoor humidity, and improve the overall comfort of the home.
  5. Efficient Products ENERGY STAR qualified homes may also be equipped with ENERGY STAR qualified products lighting fixtures, compact fluorescent bulbs, ventilation fans, and appliances, such as refrigerators, dishwashers, and washing machines.
  6. Third-Party Verification With the help of independent Home Energy Raters, ENERGY STAR builder partners choose the most appropriate energy-saving features for their homes. Additionally, raters conduct onsite testing and inspections to verify the energy efficiency measures, as well as insulation, air tightness, and duct sealing details.