Franklin, TN (PRWEB) June 22, 2011
The Jones Company of Tennessee, LLC is pleased to announce that it has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with a 2011 ENERGY STAR® Leadership in Housing Award. This award recognizes the important contribution The Jones Company has made to energy-efficient construction and environmental protection by building more than 160 ENERGY STAR® qualified homes last year. Collectively, these homes will save their customers approximately $71,967 on utility bills each year.
The environmental benefits of these ENERGY STAR® qualified homes are equal to the equivalent of:
- Eliminating the emissions from 78.89 vehicles
- Saving 477,204 lbs of coal
- Planting 130.41 acres of trees; or
- Saving the environment 935,893 pounds of CO2 per year.
To earn the ENERGY STAR®, a home must meet strict guidelines for energy efficiency set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. These homes are at least 20% more efficient than standard new homes built today.
“While other builders may claim to build energy-efficient homes, ENERGY STAR® builder partners back it up,” said Jonathan Passe, Acting Manager for EPA’s ENERGY STAR® Residential Branch. “Their houses undergo a rigorous independent inspection and testing process to ensure that they deliver real efficiency, comfort, durability, and value for homebuyers.”
ENERGY STAR® qualified homes offer homebuyers all the features they want in a new home, plus energy-saving features like effective insulation systems, high performance windows, tight construction and ducts, properly-sized and installed efficient heating and cooling equipment, efficient products, and third-party verification of energy performance.
Last year alone, with the help of ENERGY STAR® and partners, Americans saved about $18 billion on their utility bills and avoided greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those of 33 million vehicles. Nearly 1.2 million ENERGY STAR® homes have been built in the United States since the program first began labeling homes in 1995.
About The Jones Company:
The Jones Company has built over 3500 homes in Middle Tennessee since 1995, and has been in business since 1927. They are a local, privately held company based in Franklin, TN. For more information on The Jones Company, visit the company’s website at http://www.LiveJones.com or call (615)771-8006.
About ENERGY STAR®:
ENERGY STAR® was introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1992 as a voluntary market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through increased energy efficiency. Today, ENERGY STAR® offers businesses and consumers energy-efficient solutions to save energy, money and help protect the environment for future generations. More than 17,000 organizations are ENERGY STAR® partners committed to improving the energy efficiency of products, homes, buildings and businesses. For more information about ENERGY STAR®, visit http://www.energystar.gov or call toll-free 1-888-STAR-YES (1-888-782-7937).