June 7, 2018 (Houston, Texas) The 2018 ENERGY STAR® Certified Homes Market Leader Award recognizes the important contribution and commitment Design Tech Homes has made to energy-efficient construction and environmental protection. Collectively, all DTH ENERGY STAR® certified homes built in 2017 benefited the environment in the amount equivalent to reducing CO2 emissions by 116 metric tons, or in comparison: growing 2,960 tree seedlings for 10 years, avoiding the consumption of 269 barrels of oil and removing 25 passenger vehicles from the road.
DTH is proud to be the ONLY custom home builder in Texas whose homes are 100% inspected and certified by ENERGY STAR®. This means that every new DTH home has been designed and built to standards well above other homes in the market today. It means better quality, better comfort, better durability, better value for today, and a better investment for tomorrow.
The ENERGY STAR® label gives you the peace of mind that your home has undergone a better process for inspections, testing, and verification to ensure that it meets strict requirements set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
ENERGY STAR certified homes are better because they are designed and built to provide homeowners:
Peace of Mind. The result of a home that’s built better.
With the ENERGY STAR label on your new home, you can be confident that it will deliver. When ENERGY STAR requirements are applied to new home construction, an integrated approach to design combined with tried-and-true best building practices adds up to a durable, comfortable home with reduced utility and maintenance costs. Our ENERGY STAR certified homes have undergone more inspections and testing than typical homes to ensure that your new home was built to higher standards.
Enduring Quality. Better systems make all the difference.
Purchasing a new home is a big investment, so it’s important to be sure that it’s built to last. We’ve designed all of our new ENERGY STAR certified homes to include value-adding energy efficiency features and a combination of materials and equipment that will deliver better performance.
ENERGY STAR certified new homes include features like:
- A complete Thermal Enclosure System that includes comprehensive air sealing, quality-installed insulation, and high-performance windows, to deliver improved comfort and lower utility bills.
- A high-efficiency Heating, Ventilation, and Cooling System that is designed and installed for optimal performance.
- A comprehensive Water Management System to protect roofs, walls, and foundations from moisture damage.
- Energy-efficient Lighting and Appliances to help keep utility bills low, while providing high-quality performance and longevity.
Wall-to-Wall Comfort. A better way to live.
Ask anyone who lives in an ENERGY STAR certified home to go back to their old home. You’ll likely hear that there’s no way they’ll give up the comfort that came with the ENERGY STAR label on their new home. From the moment you walk in the door of an ENERGY STAR certified home, you’ll see, feel, and hear the difference.
Proven Value. A better investment for today and tomorrow.
ENERGY STAR certified new homes offer better energy efficiency and performance compared to other homes, making them a better value for today and a better investment for tomorrow. Homes earning the ENERGY STAR label use 20-30 percent less energy than typical new homes, and even more when compared to most resale homes on the market today.
Learn more about DTH at https://www.dth.com/the-dth-difference/energy-efficiency
Learn more about ENERGY STAR certified new homes at http://www.energystar.gov/newhomes.