January 01, 2012

Princeton Classic Homes & Environments for Living

Princeton Classic Homes has partnered with Environments for Living to ring in the New Year. This partnership will allow Princeton Classic Homes buyers with peace of mind, knowing that they are purchasing a home that is energy efficient and environmentally friendly. An Environment For Living energy efficient home does more than just help the environment. It can increase your home's comfort and durability. It can help save you money through energy-saving features that can add up over time. This nationally recognized program provides a rigorous set of requirements for home builders who've made a commitment to go the extra mile for energy efficiency and home owner comfort. Princeton Classic Homes will begin this process in January 2012, which will permit each home built to be Environments for Living certified.

What is Environments for Living?
Environments for Living is a nationwide program backed by Masco Home Services that takes a systems approach to home construction incorporating the principles of building science. The program evaluates all elements of the home before construction begins in order to plan for maximum comfort and energy efficiency. During construction independent inspectors verify the home is being built correctly. Finally, before the home owner moves in, the home is tested to make sure it performs as planned.

Benefits of owning Environments for Living certified home?
The Environments For Living program provides a rigorous set of requirements for home builders who’ve made a commitment to go the extra mile when building each home. For example, all levels of the current Environments For Living program qualify for the ENERGY STAR® label; Environments For Living program actually requires that your builder provide additional features and techniques. Environments For Living is a program based on “building science.” It treats the home as a “system of systems” that work together, and it backs this science with limited guarantees* on comfort and heating/cooling energy use.