Ashton Woods Homes Goes Energy Star 3.0 for Homebuyers

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Adopts EPA's New 2012 Guidelines for Energy-Efficient New Homes

2012 Energy Star
We have always been on the leading edge of providing our customers a healthier, more energy-efficient home. Ashton Woods Homes is proud to be a leader in the industry and committed to building environmentally friendly homes.

Ashton Woods Homes, a premiere builder of eco-friendly and energy-efficient new homes today announced that they have adopted the EPA’s new 2012 ENERGY STAR Version 3 standards for new home energy-efficiency.

Headquartered in Atlanta Georgia, Ashton Woods Homes builds high-performance, energy-efficient new homes for sale. Close to jobs, shopping and transportation corridors, Ashton Woods effectively balances healthy-house features with energy-efficiency in their Power House Green homes – which can save homeowners as much as 45% per year on utility bills.

Beginning in 2012, Ashton Woods Homes will begin to implement ENERGY STAR Version 3 requirements in their new homes. Under the new version 3 requirements, new homes with the ENERGY STAR label will be at least 15 percent more efficient than homes built to the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). The new ENERGY STAR Version 3 requirements also feature additional measures such as a detailed package of home envelope air sealing, properly installed insulation and high-performance windows, a high-efficiency heating, cooling, and ventilation system, a water and moisture management package and ENERGY STAR-certified lighting and appliances. These advanced features combine to deliver a total energy-efficiency improvement of up to 30% compared to a typical new home.

“We have always been on the leading edge of providing our customers a healthier, more energy-efficient home. Ashton Woods Homes is proud to be a leader in the industry and committed to building environmentally friendly homes,” stated Ralph Farrell Sr. VP of Operations. “It’s just the right way to build a home,” continued Mr. Farrell. “By designing a livable home first and then adding energy-efficiency, we develop a comfortable and environmentally-sound home,” he added.

ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. The program focuses primarily on lower utility bills, enhanced performance and environmental protection. Americans, with the help of ENERGY STAR, saved enough energy in 2010 alone to avoid greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those from 33 million cars — all while saving nearly $18 billion on their utility bills and protecting the environment through energy-efficient products and practices.

Learn more about Ashton Woods Homes at http://www.ashtonwoodshomes.com.

Learn more about ENERGY STAR at http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=next_generation.ng_qualified_new_homes.

About Ashton Woods Homes

Ashton Woods Homes is one of the nation’s largest private homebuilding companies, with operations in Atlanta, Austin, Dallas, Houston, Killeen, Orlando, Phoenix, San Antonio, Raleigh and Tampa. For more information, visit http://www.ashtonwoodshomes.com.

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