Providence Homes Celebrates Building 700 ENERGY STARÂ® Certified Homes!
Providence Homes has reached another important milestone by building 700 new homes that have earned the EPAâ€™s 100% ENERGY STARÂ® Certification. To earn the ENERGY STARÂ® blue label, every Providence home must now meet the stringent ENERGY STARÂ® 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 STARÂ® Certified home builder in the Jacksonville area.
In recognition of this unwavering commitment to building 100% ENERGY STARÂ® Certified Homes, Providence recently received the 2015 ENERGY STARÂ® Partner of the Year Award â€“ 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 STARÂ® Certified homes by offering an unprecedented guarantee that every home they build will be 100% ENERGY STARÂ® Certified or theyâ€™ll pay the homeowner $5,000.
Additionally, as a Residential Energy Services Network (RESNETÂ®) Energy Smart Builder, Providence Homes is committed to having all of its homes energy rated following RESNETâ€™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 â€śAs-Builtâ€ť ratings, as opposed to â€śAs-Designedâ€ť ratings. â€śAs-Builtâ€ť ratings are a requirement for a home to receive the ENERGY STARÂ® 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 STARÂ®
ENERGY STARÂ® 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 STARÂ®, visit www.energystar.gov or call toll-free 1-888-STAR-YES (1-888-782-7937).