High performance homes use the best materials, advanced science, cutting-edge technology and proven building techniques that go beyond other new homes to provide you a lifetime of value.
LOWER COST OF OWNERSHIP
IMPROVED INDOOR ENVIRONMENT
MAXIMIZE ENERGY EFFICIENCY
PRIME BUILDING MATERIALS
HEALTHIER AIR QUALITY
INCREASED RESALE VALUE
Along with a variety of benefits you can see throughout a house, high performance homes also provide many subtle differences behind the walls.
2x6 Exterior Wall Construction
The upgraded framing materials used in this home provide more room for an increased amount of blown-in fiberglass insulation. With more insulation, your home is sealed tighter and better protected against the elements.
Zip System Weatherization
ZIP System sheathing and tape streamlines the weatherization process with an integrated water- and air-resistive barrier that delivers unmatched moisture and air protection.
Blown-In Fiberglass Insulation
Owens Corning blown-in fiberglass insulation provides best-in-class protection, a high R-value/inch, excellent sound attenuation characteristics and outstanding fire performance.
50 Gallon Electric Water Heater
Your 50 gallon water heater makes sure that when you turn on the shower, you don't wait. If it's time for a bath, the water is hot as long as you need it, while still maximizing energy efficiency.
Whole Home Humidifiers
Iowa's unpredictable weather brings damaging dry air into a typical home. Whole home humidifiers improve indoor air quality and automatically manages moisture levels in your home. Along with more efficient comfort and health benefits for the homeowner, maintaining a proper indoor humidity level protects natural materials like wood flooring, cabinetry and furniture.
Icynene Spray Foam Insulated Rim Joist
The rim joist is where the home's wood framing meets the top of the foundation walls. In a typical home, the rim joist area is a huge source of energy loss, but we go the extra mile by insulating the rim joist with Icynene spray foam.
Passive Radon Protection
Installed in the basement, the passive radon system uses in-line fans to create suction that safely draws radon gas out of the soil and vents it out and above the home.
Separated Irrigation Meters
Save money by separating the type of water being metered to keep your lawn healthy.
200 Amp Electrical Service
The typical standard for modern usage is 100 amps, but we give you extra juice. With a 200 amp panel, more circuits can be connected, which gives you more versatility.