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Providence Homes Wins Big at 2015 NEFBA Parade of Homes Banquet

Categories: Providence News | Posted: May 6, 2015

Screen Shot 2015-05-06 at 4.44.14 PMWe’re so proud! Three of our model homes were recognized by the Northeast Florida Builders Association at the 2015 Parade of Homes banquet.

The winning model homes were The 3110 Model Home in Yellow Bluff Landing, The Fanning Model Home in Village Center at Durbin Crossing, and The Juniper Model Home in Greenleaf Lakes at Nocatee.

The 3110 Model Home at 16 Hunters Hollow Court in Yellow Bluff Landing is a beautiful two-story home that offers 3,519 sq. ft. of living space, four spacious bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths, a formal dining room, study, a first floor game room, an oversized loft, and a gourmet kitchen and café that are ideal for entertaining. Life can be beautifully inexpensive in this energy-efficient ENERGY STAR® Certified Home with a HERS Rating of 60, and estimated $165 per month electric bill.

The Fanning Model Home at 36 Eagles Nest Lane in Village Center at Durbin Crossing features 2,381sq. ft. of living space, with three bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths, a study, family & dining rooms, a kitchen/café and loft. The foyer and dining room are open to the kitchen/café, family room and lanai for easy entertaining. The expanded owners suite is a must see. This 100% ENERGY STAR® Certified Home features open cell spray foam insulation under the roof deck for years of consistent comfort, superior energy savings and a greener insulation alternative. The Fanning received a 5-Star + HERS Rating of 58 with estimated $117 per month electric bill rating!

The Juniper Model Home is located at 144 Maiden Terrace in Greenleaf Lakes at Nocatee. It is a spacious two-story home, with three bedroom, two-and-a-half baths, and 2,524 sq. ft. of living space. This 100% ENERGY STAR® Certified model home features a living room, dining room, family room, and gourmet kitchen/café with bay window, covered patio and 2-car garage. Wait until you see the upstairs loft and extended owners suite! The Juniper received a 5-Star + HERS Index Rating of 50 with an estimated $99.25 per month electric bill rating!

The 2015 Northeast Florida Builders Association Parade of Homes was one of the largest ever, with more than 100 model home entries throughout Northeast Florida. All three 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.

 

Happy Anniversary Jon!

Categories: Providence News | Posted: May 6, 2015

Screen Shot 2015-05-06 at 5.05.48 PMWe’re wishing Jon Humphries, Estimator a very happy 2nd anniversary with our Providence Homes team. Jon has been a tremendous asset to the entire team. His attention to detail and desire to be his best at all times has played a vital role in our continued growth and success since joining our team. We are so proud to have Jon as a part of Providence Homes and can’t wait to celebrate many more years to come.

Congratulations Johnna!

Categories: Providence News | Posted: May 1, 2015

Screen Shot 2015-05-01 at 10.44.25 AMWishing a very happy 2-year anniversary to Johnna Munoz, our Permitting/Construction Administrator! We’re grateful for her continued dedication and commitment to our Providence Homes team. Thank you for all you do Johnna and we’re looking forward to celebrating many more years to come!

Recognized for Our Commitment to Building Energy-Efficient New Homes!

Categories: Energy Star, Providence News | Posted: May 1, 2015

Screen Shot 2015-05-01 at 9.37.22 AMOnce again, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized Providence Homes for its outstanding commitment to building energy-efficient new homes with the 2015 ENERGY STAR® Certified Market Leader Award. Providence Homes was commended for building 192 ENERGY STAR® certified homes in 2014, which is equivalent to reducing CO2 emissions by 324 metric tons, or:

  • Growing 8,256 tree seedlings for 10 years
  • Avoiding the consumption of 754 barrels of oil
  • Removing 68 passenger vehicles from the road

Each year, ENERGY STAR® New Homes presents Market Leader Awards 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. This is the 6th year in a row that Providence Homes has received the ENERGY STAR® Certified Market Leader Award (formerly known as the Leadership in Housing Award).

“We’re proud to be a 100% ENERGY STAR® Certified Home Builder,” said Sean Junker, president of Providence Homes. “We are committed to offering state-of-the-art homes with a comprehensive package of features that deliver greater value, quality, comfort and unmatched performance.”

ENERGY STAR® Certified homes offer homebuyers all the features they want in a new home, plus energy-saving features like effective insulation systems, high performance windows, tight construction and ducts, properly-sized and installed efficient heating and cooling equipment, efficient products, and third-party verification of energy performance.

Happy Anniversary to Nova!

Categories: Providence News | Posted: April 28, 2015

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We’re thrilled to be celebrating the 9-year anniversary of our Warranty Manager, Nova Taylor! Not only is she a dedicated leader to our warranty department, but she’s fully committed to going above and beyond to keep our homeowners happy. Congratulations, Nova, we look forward to celebrating many more years with you on our Providence Homes team.

Jacksonville Rank’s 10 in Top Energy Star Cities!

Categories: Energy Star, Providence News | Posted: April 24, 2015

Screen Shot 2015-04-24 at 3.56.30 PMLast week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its seventh-annual list of the U.S. metropolitan areas with the most Energy Star certified buildings in 2014 and the city of Jacksonville ranks 10th among Mid-Size Cities nationally. The EPA’s Energy Star Top Cities list shows how cities across America, with help from Energy Star, are embracing energy efficiency as an effective way to save money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions that fuel climate change.Energy Star buildings and plants are America’s energy all-stars – they save more, use less and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

“Cities across the country are saving billions every year through partnering with our Energy Star program and increasing energy efficiency, while doing their part to reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions that fuel climate change,” said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. “This is the type of leadership we need from city leaders and building owners who are demonstrating that increasing energy efficiency strengthens local economies, reduces greenhouse gas emissions, and helps preserve a healthy planet for future generations.”

More than 25,000 buildings across America have earned EPA’s Energy Star certification since 1999. The buildings have saved nearly $3.4 billion on utility bills and prevented greenhouse gas emissions equal to the emissions from the annual electricity use of nearly 2.4 million homes.

Energy use in commercial buildings accounts for 17 percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions at a cost of more than $100 billion per year. Energy Star certified buildings are verified to perform better than 75 percent of similar buildings nationwide, and they use an average of 35 percent less energy and are responsible for 35 percent fewer emissions than typical buildings. Many common building types can earn the Energy Star, including office buildings, K-12 schools, hotels, and retail stores.

The program starts with tools to help building owners or managers understand how their buildings are currently performing and what to aim for in terms of improvements. A typical upgrade includes the following: tuning up the building systems; reducing lighting loads; reducing supplemental loads (e.g., equipment, wasteful behaviors, leaky windows, poor insulation, etc.); improving air distribution systems; and making upgrades to heating and cooling equipment. The stages, when followed in order, account for the interactions between different building systems. For example, replacing heat-producing incandescent bulbs with cool CFLs or LEDs will mean that a building’s air conditioner won’t have to work as hard in the summer months, so a building may be able to downsize its cooling system based on the new lighting’s heat output. Another benefit of the five-stage approach is that it ensures the lowest-cost measures are tackled first. As organizations progress through the five stages, they can roll their cost savings into larger and larger investments, culminating in the last, most expensive stage. By the time organizations start making upgrades to heating and cooling equipment, they typically have already amassed substantial cost savings from previous lower-cost improvements.

To create the annual top cities list, EPA tallies the number of Energy Star certified buildings for the end of the previous year within each metropolitan area, as defined by the U.S. Census. These areas include the city itself as well as surrounding towns and suburbs.

Energy Star is the simple choice for energy efficiency. For more than 20 years, people across America have looked to EPA’s Energy Star program for guidance on how to save energy, save money, and protect the environment. Behind each blue label is a product, building, or home that is independently certified to use less energy and cause fewer of the emissions that contribute to climate change. Today, Energy Star is the most widely recognized symbol for energy efficiency in the world, helping families and businesses save $300 billion on utility bills, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by two billion metric tons since 1992. Join the millions who are already making a difference at energystar.gov.

Happy Anniversary Erik!

Categories: Providence News | Posted: April 24, 2015

photo2-700x1049We’re wishing a very happy 6-year anniversary to Erik Head, Sales Associate at Nocatee! His great attitude, communication, and knowledge of the industry have made Erik a customer and Realtor favorite. His contributions to the Providence Homes family have been one of a kind and he is always striving to give his best. We couldn’t be more proud to have him on our team! Thank your for all that you do!

Celebrating Mike’s 2nd Year!

Categories: Providence News | Posted: April 16, 2015

Mikes-PicCongratulations to Mike Paschall, Sales Associate at Yellow Bluff Landing on his 2nd anniversary with Providence Realty. Mike has quickly become a favorite over the past 2 years with our customers, Realtors, homeowners and coworkers alike. We are so proud to have Mike as part of our family and look forward to celebrating many more successes in the years to come. 

Providence Homes Celebrates Building 700 ENERGY STAR® Certified Homes!

Categories: Energy Star, Providence News | Posted: April 15, 2015

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Providence Homes has reached another important milestone by building 700 new homes that have earned the EPA’s 100% ENERGY STAR® Certification. To earn the ENERGY STAR® blue label, every Providence home must now meet 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.

In recognition of this unwavering commitment to building 100% ENERGY STAR® Certified Homes, Providence recently received the 2015 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award – New Home Construction category from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The award recognizes its outstanding efforts to bring more energy-efficient homes to the Jacksonville marketplace through its actions.

Providence Homes has also received the ENERGY STAR for Homes Leadership in Housing and Certified Market Leader by the EPA in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. ENERGY STAR presents this award annually to 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 100% ENERGY STAR® Certified homes by offering an unprecedented guarantee that every home they build will be 100% ENERGY STAR® Certified or they’ll pay the homeowner $5,000.

Additionally, as a Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET®) Energy Smart Builder, 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 and notes important information such as monthly estimated energy costs. 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.

ENERGY STAR has 16,000 partners working to protect the environment through greater energy efficiency, including manufacturers, retailers, public schools, hospitals, real estate companies, and home builders.

For more information about ENERGY STAR®, visit www.energystar.gov or call toll-free 1-888-STAR-YES (1-888-782-7937).

Happy Anniversary Gen!

Categories: Providence News | Posted: April 9, 2015

Gen-ODell-300x375A special congratulations to Gen O’Dell, Sales Associate at Yellow Bluff Landing.  We’re celebrating Gen’s 13 year anniversary with our team!  Her contribution to the Providence Homes family has been one of a kind.  She’s wonderful with customers, homeowners and coworkers alike.  We’re happy to have had Gen part of the family for 13 years now and can’t wait to celebrate more years to come!

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