It's obvious that an energy efficient home will save you money on your utility bills. But the advantages continue, with better comfort, healthier indoor air, and overall superior durability. A few simple, yet thoughtful installations can make all the difference in how your home treats you on a daily basis.
In 2017, the Pikes Peak Regional Building Department implemented the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). What may have been a difficult transition for some builders, was second nature to us. Charles Manly, Purchasing Manager, offered some insight on the changes and how Keller Homes has responded:
The implementation of the 2015 IECC (International Energy Conservation Code) by the Pikes Peak Regional Building Department in 2017 represents an affirmation of approaches that Keller Homes has used for over a decade.
The big changes in the new code are: the requirement for blower door testing to ensure envelope tightness (which Keller Homes has performed on every home we have built since 2006); the focus on better design and installation of HVAC systems (an area of emphasis since 2003 for Keller Homes); and a new emphasis on ventilation to improve indoor air quality (2003).
Because all of these approaches to building a comfortable, durable and efficient home have been standard features of every Keller home for over 13 years, building high-performance homes is second nature to us. We’ve literally done it a thousand times!
Building a better quality home also means building a more energy efficient home. We’re proud to build homes that offer a solid investment in the long run, and a penny-wise partner every day of the year.
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