At Providence Homes, we take great pride in building 100% ENERGY STAR® Certified homes that can keep up with the energetic families that live inside them, while offering a cleaner, healthier environment for all. Through applied technologies and proven building science practices, our homes outperform traditional code built homes in all aspects of design and performance.
All Providence Homes are designed and built with an innovative conditioned attic system that features air-tight foam insulation under the roof deck. This building practice keeps the attic within 6 to 8 degrees of the indoor temperature year-round, providing you with a cleaner, healthier, more energy-efficient home. In fact, our attics are so cool; a chocolate bunny won’t melt even on the hottest days.
Providence Homes has been named a 2019 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 were recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, D.C. on April 11, 2019.
The ENERGY STAR® – 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. This is the fifth year in a row that Providence Homes’ has been recognized as a Partner of the Year.
In 2019, Providence Homes received the ENERGY STAR® Certified Homes Market Leader Award for an unprecedented 10th year in a row (2010-2019) for its outstanding contributions to energy-efficient construction and environmental protection.
Why does ENERGY STAR® matter? Since 2009, Providence Homes has completed more than 1,400 ENERGY STAR® Certified homes helping Jacksonville families save over $4,000,00.00 in energy bills.
According to ENERGY STAR®, by building over 1,400 ENERGY STAR® Certified homes, Providence Homes was responsible for the environmental equivalent of:
At Providence Homes we take great pride in building ENERGY STAR® Certified homes that are environmentally preferable and sustainable throughout the building process and will minimize the environmental impact of the home while it is being built and over the many years it will be lived in. By providing comfortable homes efficiently, our homeowners are operating their homes using less power, and fewer resources, a choice that continues to give back long after the construction has been completed.
In North Florida, a vented attic is without a doubt the most hostile environment in a home. On a typical summer, day temperatures can easily reach 120 to 150 degrees and be well below freezing in the winter. Any HVAC system and duct-work that operates in such an environment must work very hard just to overcome the temperature extremes. That’s why the U. S. Department of Energy’s Building America program has called this a “highly inefficient” design and has been influencing builders across the country to adopt unvented, conditioned attics since 2006.
At Providence Homes, all of our homes are designed and built using an unvented or conditioned attic system. By applying foam insulation under the roof deck it turns the attic into an unvented or conditioned space and many of the undesirable conditions inherent with a traditional vented attic system are eliminated. The end result is greater energy efficiency, lower energy bills, increased moisture control, and potentially a much healthier living environment. Unvented, conditioned attics are a recognized Building America Top Innovation.
This video by Steve Easley – Construction Consultant and Michael O’Donoughue – Jacksonville Building Science takes you on a unique behind the walls tour of the design, build, inspection and testing processes of an ENERGY STAR® Certified Providence Home.
At Providence Homes, we don’t make unsubstantiated claims about the quality of our homes and energy cost savings. We build nothing but ENERGY STAR® Certified Homes that conform to the highest construction standards and operate at optimal energy usage. We guarantee it in writing or we’ll pay you $5,000!
As part of our guarantee, every new Providence Home will be inspected by a certified ENERGY STAR® rater to ensure every home we build meets or exceeds the ENERGY STAR® Version 3.1 performance guidelines established by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Our commitment is to the ideal of building 100% ENERGY STAR® Certified Homes that offer lower energy bills, more comfort, the highest quality of construction, and reduced maintenance, as well as to our homeowners contributing to a cleaner environment.