Green Building – ENERGY STAR®
At Skyline Homes, we are continually working to decrease the environmental impact of home-building and home owning by searching for better construction methods and energy-efficient materials.
As a result, we continue to discover ways to our production processes through sustainable practices such as recycling and reducing material waste and by finding ways to reduce the energy used to build a home. We carefully choose home building materials to ensure that adhesives, paints, caulks, sealants and other materials are water-based, low VOC and environmentally sound in every way possible. And by constructing a well-insulated, energy-efficient home that meets ENERGY STAR® guidelines, we’re helping homeowners continue down the path of responsible conservation. As they reduce their own carbon footprint, they’re also able to enjoy the benefits of lower energy bills far into the future.
Skyline Is An ENERGY STAR Partner
Energy experts indicate that an ENERGY STAR home can save 20 to 30 percent on your energy bills over conventional construction.
At Skyline, our homes are built to maximize energy efficiency and our standard homes meet or exceed the requirements of the industry-governing agencies for energy efficiency.
As an ENERGY STAR Partner, our homes must meet guidelines for energy efficiency set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Our homes are at least 15 percent more energy efficient than homes built to the 2004 International Residential Code (IRC), and include additional energy-saving features that typically make them 20 to 30 percent more efficient than most standard homes. (link) Skyline achieves this by using:
- Top-Grade Insulation
- Extensive caulking and tight construction to eliminate unwanted drafts
- High-Performance Windows and Doors
- Use of UL and Energy Star approved materials including low-escape air ducts
Additional upgrades are available to meet more rigorous EPA energy standards of a Qualified Energy Star home, including:
- An increased amount of insulation
- Super high efficient furnace
- Programmable thermostat
To learn more about the specific steps we’ve taken, click here.
Note: The Energy Star upgrade is available at participating locations. Actual material upgrades will vary depending on climate region.