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100% ENERGY STAR® Certified Home Builder!

Categories: Energy Star | Posted: September 21, 2018

Providence Homes is proud to announce that we have been 100% ENERGY STAR® Certified Home Builder since 2010! 

The 100% ENERGY STAR® Certified designation is important because it lets consumers know which homebuilders have made a commitment to building 100% of their homes to meet the stringent Energy Star guidelines. In recognition of our ongoing commitment, Providence Homes has received the 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018 Energy Star Partner of the Year Award honoring our efforts to lead the industry in energy savings and building healthy high performance homes. We are also the recipient of the Energy Star Market Leader Award for an unprecedented nine years in a row – 2010-2018. That’s more than any other Jacksonville home builder…ever!

We understand that home ownership comes with lots of questions and wondering if your home will perform as designed shouldn’t be one of them. With the ENERGY STAR label, our homeowners can relax knowing their new Providence Home has undergone more inspections and testing than comparable code built homes to ensure it will deliver better performanEnergy Star Partnerce and is built to higher standards. We have built more than 1,300 ENERGY STAR® certified homes for families’ right here in the Jacksonville area. Not that we’re counting…

For over 25 years Providence Homes has been recognized locally and nationally for our award-winning and innovative designs. We think it’s great to have our work recognized and take great pride in building homes than can keep up with the energetic families that live inside them while offering a cleaner, healthier environment for all.

For more information on our homes and communities, please call our Online Sales Counselor, Melissa Matthews, Providence Realty, LLC at 904-447-0724. We can’t wait to help you find your new dream home!

2018 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award

Categories: Energy Star, Providence News | Posted: April 2, 2018

We are incredibly proud to announce we’ve received the 2018 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for the 4th year in a row!  Energy Star PArtner of the Year 2018 Our outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency achievements has been a key driver for our success. We’re truly excited to be recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, D.C. on April 20, 2018.

“We remain committed to being the only local builder in Northeast Florida to have 100% of our homes ENERGY STAR® Certified,” said Sean Junker, President of Providence Homes. “We believe in building well designed homes that are not only more energy efficient, but healthier for your family.”

The 2018 Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Awards are bestowed upon a diverse set of organizations that have demonstrated continued leadership in energy efficiency. Winners hail from small, family-owned businesses to Fortune 500 organizations – representing energy-efficient products, services, new homes, and buildings in the commercial, industrial, and public sectors. 

“The 2018 ENERGY STAR® Partners of the Year have demonstrated real leadership, showing how American families and businesses can save energy, save money, and reduce air emissions,” said EPA Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation, Bill Wehrum. 

Since becoming an ENERGY STAR® partner in 2009, we’ve built more than 1,200 ENERGY STAR® Homes helping Jacksonville families save over $2,500,000.00 on energy bills. Yes, we said million!

For a complete list of 2018 winners and information, and more information about ENERGY STAR’s awards program, visit https://www.energystar.gov/about/2018_energy_star_award_winners

 

 

RESNET Marks Milestone of Over 2 Million HERS Rated Homes

Categories: Energy Star | Posted: October 24, 2017

Providence Homes ResnetEarlier this month, the Residential Energy Services Network – RESNET announced that over 2 million homes in the United States have now been rated with a HERS Index Score, measuring a home’s energy efficiency. The number of HERS – rated homes has doubled over the last five years, since RESNET hit the one million home milestones in 2012.

Like the miles-per-gallon calculation for cars, a HERS Index Score  allows for a uniform estimate of a home’s energy consumption and provides buyers/owners with a reference point for how energy efficient it is as compared to other homes. Heating, cooling, and water heating constitute the largest cost of home ownership outside of the mortgage loan, and the HERS Index Score can help homebuyers anticipate utility costs before purchasing.

Providence Homes has been a RESNET National EnergySmart Builder since 2010. RESNET EnergySmart Builders are committed to having 100% of their homes energy rated following RESNET’s stringent standards and marketing their index scores. All Providence Homes ratings are included in RESNET National Registry http://www.resnet.us/public-access-to-resnet-national-registry

For additional information about RESNET HERS visit www.resnet.com

 

View the published article here!

http://www.resnet.us/blog/resnet-marks-milestone-of-over-2-million-hers-rated-homes/

8th Consecutive Year!

Categories: Energy Star, Providence News | Posted: September 29, 2017

Conditioned attics with spray foam insulation are included in every Providence Homes attic.

Providence Homes recently received the 2017 ENERGY STAR® Certified Market Leader Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for an unprecedented 8th year in a row (2010-2017). This award recognizes outstanding partners who have made important contributions to energy–efficient construction and environmental protection by building or verifying an outstanding number of ENERGY STAR® Certified Homes during the previous year.

What does this award really mean?

In 2017, throughout the Jacksonville area, 173 families chose Providence Homes, saving themselves money and energy. According to ENERGY STAR®, the total estimated savings on energy costs was $137,535.00 or $795.00 per household. The environmental equivalent of:

  • Eliminating the emissions from 62 passenger vehicles
  • Saving an incredible 312,131 lbs. of coal
  • Reducing the consumption of 680 barrels of oil
  • 102 tons of waste recycled instead of landfilled

Year after year, our commitment to build ENERGY STAR® Certified Homes ensures we are building quality homes far beyond the minimum level of oversight provided by the local building standards. By integrating proven building science technologies coupled with stringent third-party inspections and testing as required by ENRERGY STAR® we are confident our homes will be cleaner, more efficient, more comfortable and more durable. And because our homes are built to exceed these standards they will be more affordable and sustainable for the life of the home.

Northeast Florida Builders Association 2017 Parade of Homes

Categories: Energy Star, Providence News | Posted: June 13, 2017

The Monroe Model in the Outlook at Nocatee

We’re so proud! All four of our model home entries were recently recognized by the Northeast Florida Builders Association at the 2017 Parade of Homes banquet.

The winning Providence Homes models were The Ellaville Model in Gran LakeThe Lafayette Model in The Crossing at Nocatee and Madison & Monroe Model  in The Outlook at Nocatee. 

The Ellaville Model located at 89 Evenshade Way St Augustine, FL 32092 is a spacious 5 bedroom, 4 bath 3,116 sqft home featuring Tray Ceilings in Main Living areas w/ Crown Molding & Plank Board Trim, Study, Family Room, Gourmet Kitchen/Café, Pocket Office, and Bonus Room w/ Bath, Covered Patio, and 2-Car Garage. The Ellaville received a HERS Index Rating of 52 with an estimated $115.33 per month total electric bill rating for 3,116 sqft of living space – estimated annual savings is $933.00!

 The Lafayette Model located at 63 Woodview Court Ponte Vedra, FL 32081 in The Crossing at Nocatee is a spacious two-story 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath 3,049 sqft featuring a Study, Dining, Family Room, and Gourmet Kitchen/Café, Butler’s Pantry, Private Family Loft, Covered Patio and 3-Car Garage. The Lafayette received a HERS Index Rating of 52 with an estimated $124.00 per month electric bill rating for 3,049 sqft of total living space!  

The Madison Model located at 44 Spanish Creek Drive Ponte Vedra, FL 32081 in The Outlook at Nocatee is a spacious two-story 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath 3,426 sqft home features a Study, Dining, Family Room, and Gourmet Kitchen/Café, Butler’s Pantry, Private Family Loft, Covered Patio and 3-Car Garage. The Madison received a HERS Index Rating of 50 with an estimated $118.00 per month electric bill rating for 3,426 sqft of total living space – estimated annual savings $1,027.00!  

The Monroe Model located at 58 Spanish Creek Drive Ponte Vedra, FL 32081 in The Outlook at Nocatee is a spacious 4 bedroom, 3 bath 3,943 sqft home featuring a Library, Family Room, and Executive Chef Kitchen/Café, Wine Cellar, Bonus Room with Full Bath, Solitude Spa Owners Bath, and 3-Car Garage. The Monroe received a HERS Index Rating of 52 with an estimated $135.00 per month electric bill rating – estimated annual $1,083.00 savings verses comparable code built home.

All four Providence Homes models are ENERGY STAR® Certified and built with a new innovative conditioned attic system. By applying foam insulation under the roof deck and making the attic part of the conditioned space, many of the undesirable conditions found in a traditional unconditioned attic are eliminated. The end result is greater energy efficiency, lower energy bills, increased moisture control and potentially a much healthier living environment.

The 2017 Northeast Florida Builders Association Parade of Homes was one of the largest ever, with more than 100 model home entries throughout Northeast Florida. All four winning model homes are open daily Monday-Thursday & Saturday from 10AM-6PM and Friday & Sunday from 12-6PM. Call 904-337-5236 for details or additional information.

 

Providence Homes Celebrates Energy Excellence

Categories: Energy Star, Providence News | Posted: April 6, 2017

Providence Homes has been named a 2017 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award winner for continued leadership in protecting our environment through superior energy efficiency achievements. Providence Homes’ accomplishments will be recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, D.C. on April 26, 2017.

Providence Homes will be honored for its outstanding efforts to bring energy-efficient homes to market. This is the first year Providence Homes has received the Sustained Excellence Award and third year in a row it has been recognized as a Partner of the Year winner.

“We remain committed to being the only local builder in Northeast Florida to have 100% of our homes ENERGY STAR® Certified,” said Sean Junker, President of Providence Homes. “We believe in building well designed homes that are not only more energy efficient, but healthier for your family.”

The 2017 Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Awards are bestowed upon a diverse set of organizations that have demonstrated continued leadership in energy efficiency. Winners hail from small, family-owned businesses to Fortune 500 organizations – representing energy-efficient products, services, new homes, and buildings in the commercial, industrial, and public sectors.

“Demonstrating a strong commitment to building energy-efficient homes, Providence Homes has reaffirmed its reputation as a company that saves the American homebuyer energy and money,” said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. “This award recognizes Providence Homes as a leader in building ENERGY STAR® certified homes while reducing our nation’s greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change.”

Since becoming an Energy Star partner in 2009, Providence Homes has built more than 1,000 Energy Star Homes helping Jacksonville families save over $1,500,000 on energy bills.

Providence Homes Celebrates Building 1,000th ENERGY STAR® Certified Home!

Categories: Energy Star, Providence News | Posted: February 20, 2017

Providence Homes is excited to announce the completion of our 1,000th ENERGY STAR® home since becoming a 100% ENERGY STAR® Certified Builder in 2009. To earn the ENERGY STAR® blue label, every Providence home is built to the stringent ENERGY STAR® Version 3.0 (3.1 for Florida) guidelines for energy efficiency set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Providence Homes is the largest locally owned 100% ENERGY STAR® Certified home builder in the Jacksonville area.

“We remain committed to being the only local builder in Northeast Florida to have 100% of our homes ENERGY STAR® Certified,” said Sean Junker, President of Providence Homes. “We believe in building well designed homes that are not only more energy efficient, but healthier for your family.”

In recognition of this unwavering commitment to building ENERGY STAR® homes, Providence Homes has been the recipient of the ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year in 2015 & 2016 from the Environmental Protection Agency(EPA). The award recognizes its outstanding efforts to bring more energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly homes to the Jacksonville marketplace through its actions.

Providence Homes has also received the ENERGY STAR® for Certified Market Leader Award 7 years in a row (2010 thru 2016). ENERGY STAR® presents this award annually to builders who have made important contributions to energy-efficient construction and environmental protection during the previous year. And Providence Homes stands by their claims to building  ENERGY STAR® Certified homes by offering an unprecedented guarantee that every home they build will be  ENERGY STAR® Certified or they’ll pay the homeowner $5,000.

Additionally, as a RESNET® Energy Smart Builder since 2010, Providence Homes is committed to having all of its homes energy rated following RESNET’s stringent standards, too. A copy of every Providence Model Home HERS Index score is displayed in all model home sales centers. All ratings displayed are “As-Built” ratings, as opposed to “As-Designed” ratings. “As-Built” ratings are a requirement for a home to receive the ENERGY STAR® Label. 

About Providence Homes

When Bill Cellar founded Providence Homes as a one-man, home-based operation in 1992, he did so with a personal pledge to make a difference in the industry. He was committed to building beautifully designed homes at affordable prices, and to building every home with the same attention to detail and reliability he would with his own home. 

About ENERGY STAR®

ENERGY STAR® was introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1992 as a voluntary market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through increased energy efficiency. Today, ENERGY STAR and its partners have helped prevent a total of more than two billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions. In 2013 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners provided more than $11 billion in societal benefits due to reducing damages from climate change.

ENERGY STAR certified homes use substantially less energy for heating, cooling, and water heating; in fact, homeowners who buy ENERGY STAR certified homes can expect up to 30 percent less energy costs than a typical new home. Americans living in ENERGY STAR certified homes have saved more than $4 billion on their energy bills with more than 1.5 million American families now living in ENERGY STAR certified homes.

 

For more information about Providence Homes visit www.myprovidencehome.com or contact Melissa Matthews at 904-337-5236.

Introducing Gran Lake

Categories: Energy Star, Neighborhood News, Providence News | Posted: February 15, 2017

Gran Lake Clubhouse

100% ENERGY STAR® Homes
are just around the corner

 

Beautiful energy-efficient homes are now available  at Gran Lake  in St Augustine, Florida.

 

Now Selling! Providence Homes is excited to offer our award 100% ENERGY STAR® Certified homes at Gran Lake in St. Augustine. This beautiful new St Johns County master-planned community is conveniently located near World Golf Village and I-95 and offers an impressive amenity center, a large lake with a public dock for canoeing, kayaking and more. Gran Lake also features No CDD fees!

With homes starting in the $270s, Gran Lake features 10 floor plans ranging from 1,982 – 3,511 sq. ft. that compliment your lifestyle.
Our new Ellaville Model Home is open daily.

For more information about Providence Homes at Gran Lake contact Melissa Matthews at 904-337-5236 or email salesinfo@providencehomesinc.com

Gran Lake Clubhouse and ModelDirections:

From I-95 Take International Golf Parkway exit  (World Golf Village) and travel West.

Travel along International Golf Parkway for 5 Miles. International Golf Parkway will become Pacetti Road.

 Turn Left at Gran Lake Entrance.

 

We’re setting the highest standard for energy-efficient homes with:

  • 100% ENERGY STAR® Certified HomesMonroe Model Spray Foam
  • RESNET® Qualified ENERGYSMART Builder
  • Innovative Conditioned Attic System w/ Spray Foam Insulation under the roof deck
  • Engineered HVAC Systems
  • Low-E Vinyl Windows
  • 2×6 Exterior Wall w/ R-21 RESNET Grade 1 Level Insulation
  • As-Built-HERS Index by Certified ENERGY STAR® Rater
  • 2015 & 2016 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award – New Home Category
  • 2016 ENERGY STAR® Certified Home Market Leader Award – 7th Consecutive Year!
  • 2016 DuPont/TyVek Builder of the Year
  • Since 2009, Providence Homes has built over 1,000 ENERGY STAR® Certified Homes for Jacksonville families
  • And more

7th Consecutive Year in a Row!

Categories: Energy Star, Providence News | Posted: July 28, 2016

Each year, ENERGY STAR® New Homes presents the Certified Homes Market Leader Award to outstanding partners who have made important contributions to energy–efficient construction and environmental protection by building or verifying an outstanding number of ENERGY STAR® Certified Homes during the previous year. In 2016, Providence Homes received the ENERGY STAR® Certified Homes Market Leader Award for an unprecedented 7th year in a row!

What does this really mean?

In 2015, throughout the Jacksonville area, 210 families chose Providence Homes, saving themselves money and energy. According to ENERGY STAR®, the total savings on energy costs was $158,962.00 or $756.96 per household. The environmental equivalent of:

  • Eliminating the emissions from 75 passenger vehicles
  • Saving an incredible 1,212,960 lbs. of coal
  • Reducing the consumption of 826 barrels of oil
  • Planting 355 acres of trees

Year after year, Providence Homes is committed to building beautifully designed homes that exceed the ENERGY STAR® requirements for energy efficiency, which in turn helps deliver long and short term savings to our homeowners. No matter which neighborhood you choose in Clay, Duval or St Johns County, Providence Homes has been a name families can trust to deliver homes of beauty, comfort, durability and unmatched performance at an affordable price.

 

Featured Move-In Ready 100% Energy Star Home in Nocatee

Categories: Energy Star, Neighborhood News, Providence News, Quick Move-In Homes | Posted: July 26, 2016

The Ellaville at 370 Citrus Ridge Drive Ponte Vedra, FL 32081 in Greenleaf Lakes at Nocatee features 2,758 Sqft. of living space with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, Dining Room, Family Room, Kitchen/Café, Covered Patio and 2-Car Garage.

The Ellaville is a 100% ENERGY STSAR® Certified home that was designed and built with a conditioned attic. By applying foam insulation under the roof deck and making the attic part of the conditioned space, many of the undesirable conditions found in a traditional unconditioned attic are eliminated. The end result is greater energy efficiency, lower energy bills, increased moisture control and potentially a much healthier living environment.

The Ellaville’s “As-Built” HERS Index Rating of 53 estimates the total monthly electric bill for this 2,758 Sqft. of living space home to be $109.00! The estimated savings versus a comparable new code built home is over $820.00 a year (based upon D.O.E and independent RESNET analyses and reporting).

Interior appointments include:

  • GK214 Ellaville Urban RusticCeramic Tile Flooring at Foyer, Kitchen/Cafe, Dining, Family Room, Laundry & all Bathrooms
  • Owners Escape Spa Bath
  • Gourmet Kitchen Package w/ Quartz Kitchen Countertops
  • Tray Ceilings at Family, Dining, Café & Owners Suite
  • Stainless Steel Appliances
  • Ceramic Tile Kitchen Backsplash
  • Structured Home Wiring Package
  • Oversized Laundry Room w/ Cabinets
  • And more!

The energy-efficient features included with this plan:

  • ENERGY STAR® Certified Home-ask about our $5,000.00 guarantee
  • ENERGY STAR® Dishwasher
  • ENERGY STAR® Vinyl windows w/ Argon Gas Fill Low-E Glass
  • Programmable Thermostat
  • 2×6 exterior walls w/ R-21 Insulation
  • Conditioned attic w/ foam insulation applied under the roof deck for superior energy efficiency
  • CFL Lighting and Fixtures

Providence Homes will pay “Up To” 3% towards closing costs and pre-paying with the use of our Preferred Lenders. Contact Melissa Matthews at 904-337-5236 for more details.