Homebuyer's Corner

Green Building

Manuel Builders cares about our environment. We use energy star appliances, low flow faucets, low VOC paints and a host of other features to ensure your home is efficient and environmentally friendly. Below are some energy efficient elements that are built into our homes.

1. Effective Insulation:
Properly installed, climate-appropriate insulation in floors, walls and attics ensures even temperatures throughout the house, less energy consumption, and increased comfort.

2. High performance windows
Energy efficient windows employ advanced technologies, such as protective coatings and improved frame assemblies, to help keep heat in during winter and out during summer.

3. Tight Construction and Ducts
Sealing holes and cracks in the home’s “envelope” and in duct systems helps reduce drafts, moisture, dust, pollen and noise. A tightly sealed home improved comfort and indoor air quality while reducing utility bills.

4. Efficient Heating and Cooling Equipment
In addition to using less energy to operate, energy-efficient heating and cooling systems can be quieter, reduce indoor humidity, and improve the overall comfort of the home. Typically, energy-efficient equipment is also more durable and requires less maintenance than standard models.

5. Lighting, Appliances and Materials
MB homes are equipped with energy star appliances, lighting fixtures, bulbs, low flow faucets/toilets, low VOC paints and ventilation fans. These products provide additional energy savings to the owner.

6. Energy-Efficient Heating and Cooling Equipment
More efficient and properly sized heating and cooling systems use less energy, which reduces utility bills. These systems also turn on and off less frequently