Energy Efficiency Elevated


A home built by Capstone Homes is designed at an elevated level of energy efficiency. Our construction materials, design and features create a maximum level of efficiency that begins with an Energy Star® certification. Many of our new home communities are built to the highest designation, a Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH), following a stringent program with the U.S. Department of Energy.

Our homes are certified by Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) providers to ensure they meet all certification guidelines and receive a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) score. A standard built, new home is the reference with a score of 100; existing resale homes score much higher. The lower the HERS Index Score, the more energy efficient the home. Each 1-point decrease in the HERS Index corresponds to a 1% reduction in energy consumption resulting in energy cost savings each month. Our Energy Star certified homes typically score in the 60s with our Zero Energy Ready homes scoring in the 50s resulting in a home that is 40%-50% more efficient than a standard new home.

Capstone Homes is committed to the Energy Star and ZERH certifications as well as being WaterSense and Indoor airPLUS program partners.  


Our homes earn the Energy Star certification with these Capstone Homes standard features: