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 2021 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award winner for continued leadership in protecting our environment through superior energy efficiency achievements. This is the seventh year in a row Providence Homes has received the Partner of the Year Award and fifth year it has been recognized as a Sustained Excellence Award winner.
The highest honor among ENERGY STAR awards is the ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence Award. EPA presents the Sustained Excellence Award to partners that have already received ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year recognition for a minimum of two consecutive years and have gone above and beyond the criteria needed to qualify for recognition. 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.
Since becoming a 100% ENERGY STAR® Certified home builder, Providence Homes has built more than 1,600 ENERGY STAR® homes helping Jacksonville families save over $6,000,000.00 in energy bills.
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.
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.
Providence Homes recently received the ENERGY STAR® Certified Homes Market Leader Award for an unprecedented 11th year in a row (2010-2020) for its outstanding contributions to energy-efficient construction and environmental protection.
Why does ENERGY STAR® matter? Since 2009, Providence Homes has completed more than 1,599 ENERGY STAR® Certified homes helping Jacksonville families save over $4,500,00.00 in energy bills.
According to ENERGY STAR®, by building over 1,599 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.
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.
Providence Homes proudly offers homes that are being designed and built with state-of-the-art materials and technologies that promote healthy air quality to meet the EPA’s Indoor airPLUS® requirements. This means your home is optimized to minimize air pollutants, improve comfort and ensure energy efficiency.
Homes receive this certification by earning the ENERGY STAR® Certified Home label first then implementing specific design features that properly seal the home and improve ventilation. At Providence Homes building healthier, more energy-efficient homes is our mission. We have earned the ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award six years in a row and continue to build homes that outperform traditional code built homes in all aspects of design and performance.
The Start of Something Special
Providence Homes is proud to offer the highest rated energy efficient homes available in today’s market – new homes with the prestigious Zero Energy Ready Homes™ (ZERH) designation. Only a select group of the builders in the country are meeting these extraordinary levels of excellence in energy efficiency and performance specified by US Department of Energy guidelines.
What is the Zero Energy Ready Home™ Label? It is a Symbol of Excellence for energy savings, comfort, health, quality and durability. Every Zero Energy Ready Home™ begins with the solid building science specified by ENERGY STAR® for Homes, and then adds advanced technologies and practice from the Department of Energy’s world-class research program, Building America. In other words, it is the Home of the Future.
We hope you will join our movement and live in Jacksonville’s first Zero Energy Ready Homes™ community of this size and scale in Kettering at E-Town.
To learn more about Zero Energy Ready Homes™ click HERE.