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Energy Efficiency

All of Our Homes are Designed to Help Save Money and Energy!

Chesapeake Homes knows that energy efficiency is one of the most important features today’s homebuyers look for when considering a new home purchase. That is why we strive to offer homes built to save both energy and money every step of the way. Talk to one of our representatives and let them explain the benefits of our energy-efficient homes – from our energy conscious building practices to the state of the art in efficiency HVAC, appliances, water heaters, lighting and windows, Chesapeake Homes adds money and energy-saving features into every home we build. Not only do we strive to make our homes extremely affordable to own, but with our energy-efficient building and features, we make them cost-effective to live in too!

Virginia’s Energy Efficiency Program

Virginia Eco

Learn why ecHome is better!

From energy-efficient lighting, thermostats and tankless water heaters to environmentally-friendly construction and building practices, Chesapeake Homes’ delivers echome quality with each and every home. Chesapeake Homes’ echome process is an environmentally friendly construction plan that uses panelized framing thereby reducing waste in the construction of each and every home. The techniques we use are designed to achieve the desire our buyers have to meet or exceed today’s energy efficiency standards. We provide less waste in the pre-fabrication process, reduced air infiltration and lower heating and air conditioning costs. Let us walk you through the energy-saving features built into your home today when you take a tour – you’ll discover that there are a lot more features to our homes than what you can see with your own eyes!

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    ENERGY EFFICIENT LIGHTING

    The majority of the lights in your home are fluorescent or LED offering you savings each day they are in use.

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    PROGRAMMABLE THERMOSTATS

    The most efficient way to heat or cool your home – when set to your family’s schedule, the savings can be significant.

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    HIGH EFFICIENCY HVAC

    Enjoy a higher efficiency HVAC with zone control & multi zone units providing a more comfortable living atmosphere. Lower costs compared to older homes.

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    HIGH PERFORMANCE BUILDING ENVELOPE

    Low E windows, house wrap, radiant barrier sheathing and poly seal foam air infiltration barrier helps your home be energy efficient.

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    REDUCED WATER USAGE

    Tankless water heaters and low flow toilets and faucets improve water conservation in your home.

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    ENERGY STAR APPLIANCES

    Enjoy peak–performing, energy-efficient appliances in your new home. Providing savings throughout the year in energy bills and usage.

North Carolina’s Energy Efficiency Program

North Carolina Eco

Discover the ecoSelect Difference

Southern Energy Management designed the ecoSelect certification program for new home construction with simplicity in mind: straightforward standards designed to measurably improve energy efficiency. In addition, a web based management system provides answers when you need them, while third-party verification helps to better assure quality and consumer confidence. Headquartered in Morrisville, N.C., Southern Energy Management has more than 10 years of building science experience and is a six time ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year and a 2011 NAHB Research Center Green Partner of the Year. Chesapeake Homes is proud to offer ecoSelect homes built in communities across the Triangle!

 

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    QUALITY ASSURED

    Every ecoSelect Qualified Home is inspected and tested by Southern Energy Management or an approved independent third party.

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    HIGH PERFORMANCE BUILDING ENVELOPE

    Low-e high performance windows & high performance building envelope helps reduce utility bills, improves comfort and reduces the fading of walls, floors and furniture.

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    PROGRAMMABLE THERMOSTATS

    Programmable thermostats reduce energy bills by tailoring the heating and cooling of a home to the homeowner’s work and sleep schedule.

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    HIGH EFFICIENCY HVAC

    All ecoSelect Qualified Homes include testing to help ensure that each HVAC system installed in your home is delivering the highest level of performance possible.

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    ADVANCED AIR SEALING

    The air sealing aspects of each ecoSelect home puts an emphasis on separating conditioned spaces from the outdoor elements with a blower door test at final inspection is used to verify the effectiveness of the air sealing.

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    REDUCED WATER USAGE

    All ecoSelect Qualified Homes are built with WaterSense-certified water fixtures that are at least 20% more efficient without sacrificing performance.

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    ENERGY EFFICIENT LIGHTING

    Part of the energy efficient solution to reduce bills is by substituting inefficient incandescent bulbs that produce more heat than light with efficient CFLs or LED lights.