Saving energy is important when building a new home.
Please see the
features sheet for a full list of energy saving features in respective series homes.
The most cost effective ways in Palm Beach,
Martin and St. Lucie Counties to increase your home energy efficiency
is to reduce glazing in the building, install window shading and use windows
with lower U and SHGC values, upgrade the efficiency of the right sized air conditioner
SEER, use a right sized heat pump higher HSPF, install
radiant barrier in the attic, upgrade ceiling insulation, install ceiling fans, install programmable thermostats, install energy efficient light bulbs and upgraded wall insulation
and use all EnergyStar qualified appliances.
Other non conventional methods are also available with higher cost and longer recovery times. We recommend that all home buyers ask for upgraded energy saving features.
Energy performance and rating
Mike Munz Construction, Inc. is proud to offer our customers homes that can
earn the ENERGY STAR®
label. ENERGY STAR
labeled homes are independently verified to meet EPA's strict guidelines for
energy performance and deliver significant energy and cost savings.
Simply put, our homes with a BOP (Florida Builder Option Package) are better for the environment and better for you.
Learn more about ENERGY STAR labeled homes at www.energystar.gov
To be able to receive the Energy Star Label, a final on site performance test is required by a
Energy Star Certified Rater.
EPA Energy Star Program
You can now change energy saving features in your home. At customizing plans
we can select a package of improvements. It is also advisable to have an energy rating done to your new house.
Please read carefully the Energy Performance Level
(EPL) Display Card that is available from your builder.
Code requires every home to meet Estimated Energy
Performance Index of 80 or lower.
Here is a link to Florida Energy Rating
* Estimated savings based on air conditioning, heating and water heating energy costs over a home built to meet the state requited efficiency code. Actual savings will based on the quality of materials used, number of people in the home, life-style, house location and weather fluctuations.