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 2020 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 sixth year in a row Providence Homes has received the Partner of the Year Award and fourth 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 1,599 ENERGY STAR® homes helping Jacksonville families save over $4,500,000.00 in energy bills.
Your homeowner experience has just been raised to the next level. Choosing a new Zero Energy Ready Home gives you the power to achieve the comfortable, energy-efficient lifestyle you’ve always wanted – from the moment you move in.
What is a Zero Energy Ready Home? The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) defines a zero energy ready home as “a high performance home which is so energy efficient, that a renewable energy system can offset all or most of its annual energy consumption. And the only difference between a zero energy ready homes and a zero energy ready home is it is designed and wired so that solar panels can be easily installed in the future, making them even more affordable today, and allowing them to become zero energy homes when you are ready. Thus, ‘zero energy ready’ is an effective way to purchase or build an ultra-efficient home that has a simple path to becoming a net zero home.
All Zero Energy Ready Homes must receive the EPA’s ENERGY STAR® & Indoor airPlus® Certification before they can qualify to be Zero Energy Ready Homes label. Only a select group of the builders in the country are currently meeting these extraordinary levels of excellence in energy efficiency and performance.
The DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Program recognizes builders for their leadership in increasing energy efficiency, improving indoor air quality, and making homes zero energy ready. It builds upon the comprehensive building science requirements of ENERGY STAR® for Homes Version 3, along with proven Building America innovations and best practices. Other special attribute programs are incorporated to help builders reach unparalleled levels of performance with homes designed to last hundreds of years.
DOE Zero Energy Ready Homes are verified by a qualified third-party and are at least 30%-50% more energy efficient than a typical new home. This generally corresponds to an average Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index Score in the low to mid-50s, depending on the size of the home and region in which it is built. A DOE Zero Energy Ready Home is a high performance home which is so energy efficient, that a renewable energy system can offset all or most of its annual energy consumption.
Providence Homes is excited to introduce Zero Energy Ready Homes in Kettering at eTown. See Sales Associate for more details.
To learn more about what goes into your new home visit www.energy.gov/eere/buildings/zero-energy-ready-homes
Providence Homes is proud to be in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Indoor airPLUS® Program. Through this partnership, we are committed to offering ENERGY STAR® and Indoor airPLUS® certified homes that provide homeowners with energy efficiency and improved indoor air quality.
To earn the ENERGY STAR® and Indoor airPLUS® labels, a home must meet a set of strict guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
for reducing poor indoor air quality. Homes with ENERGY STAR® and Indoor airPLUS® certifications offer home buyers all the features they want in a new home, plus moisture control, radon control, pest barriers, improved heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, combustion pollutant control, low emission materials and third party verification.
Indoor airPLUS® has these advantages:
Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning (HVAC)
To learn more about what goes into your new home visit www.epa.gov/indoorairplus
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.