High Performance Homes

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
  • Less maintenance
  • 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.

2×6 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.