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Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency 

One of the major ways Capstone Homes is a step above the rest is in our commitment to energy efficiency. Many new homes boast being energy efficient, but Capstone Homes builds to more than just the bare minimum energy requirements: we build at an elevated standard.

Home Energy Rating System (HERS) is a scoring system set by the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) to measure a home's energy efficiency and determine if it meets ENERGY STAR® guidelines. The lower the HERS Index, the more energy efficient the home.

Each 1-points decrease in the HERS Index corresponds to a 1% reduction in energy consumption, and therefore saves you more money every month. We at Capstone Homes build all our homes rated at a HERS index of 65. This is 35% more energy efficient than the HERS Reference Home, and 65% more energy efficient than your typical resale home! 

There are many simple changes we integrate into the building process to make sure all our homes are 100% Energy Star certified: