Energy Efficient Residential Community (site visit)

Tour: Chad Giese – MHB (Plantation Homes)

Energy Efficient Residential Community

6005 Westgate Drive

Fort Worth, TX 76179

Each home including low income homes are build LEED Certified as a BASE .  A LEED Credentialed home will not cost any additional fees.

Each home including low income homes are build LEED Certified as a BASE .
A LEED Credentialed home will not cost any additional fees.

  • High efficiency energy saving gas water heater(s)
  • State-of-the-art Vanguard Manabloc Plumbing System® which is more energy efficient and results in reduced maintenance and greater reliability
  • Zurn Pex® plumbing system maintains water quality, is more energy efficient and results in reduced maintenance and greater reliability
  • Attractive, designer beige, double-pane, low-e windows provide energy efficiency and lower utility costs
  • 16 SEER high efficiency air conditioning system(s)
  • A carbon monoxide detector is installed for added peace of mind (designated areas)
  • Balanced air pressure which comes from jump ducts, returns or transfer grills allows the HVAC system to function at peak efficiency
  • Dual or zoned A/C system (per plan)
  • Energy Star rated programmable thermostats
  • Filtered, fresh air intake ventilator system provides fresh air into the home refreshing old, stale air
  • Exhaust fan in all baths
  • High performance media air filter cleans air more efficiently than standard fiber filters
  • R-22 insulation in non-flat ceiling areas
  • R-38 fiberglass insulation in air conditioned flat ceilings
  • Radiant barrier roof decking in the attic drastically lowers attic temperature reducing heat being transferred into the home and extending air conditioner life
  • Satin nickel finish on ceiling fans
  • Superior quality reversible ceiling fan with light kit in family room
  • Triple barrier air infiltration system stops air leakage in the home and helps reduce utility bills
  • Eco-Smart homes in 100% compliance with the standards mandated by the Green Built Texas initiative to improve energy efficiency and protect the environment
  • Homes certified to meet the LEED for Homes program guidelines ensures our Eco Smart homes will provide a cleaner, healthier and more cost efficient home to operate and maintain, plus the homes are independently inspected for performance
  • Homes built to meet stringent Energy Star® requirements
  • We performance test every home for air leakage
  • R-15 insulation in exterior air conditioned walls
Thermal Ply wind bracing on each home for additional hurricane protection

Thermal Ply wind bracing on each home for additional hurricane protection

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