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ENERGY STAR homes favor wallet, family, environment

  
  
  
ENERGY STAR

Having the home of your dreams doesn’t mean you can’t have efficient energy savings too. That’s the unique proposition that an ENERGY STAR home offers—the luxury of fine home living combined with the peace of mind of knowing that your home is backed by U.S. government energy efficiency standards.

R.E.A. Homes: Energy efficiency beyond the standards

  
  
  
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R.E.A. Homes: Energy efficiency beyond the standards

"Deconstructing” Town & Country Home with Habitat & Refab

  
  
  
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We have another new home project in the works in Town & Country, and so consistent with our mission, we are working with two charitable organizations on the “de-construction” of the existing home on the lot, rather than the traditional demolition of the existing home prior to the new build.

Chesterfield Day School 6th Graders Learn About Green Homes & Living

  
  
  
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A group of inquisitive 6th graders from Chesterfield Day School studying about sustainability and green living, recently visited one of our under contruction homes to learn more about green homes and construction.

NEW Video Testimonial for Town & Country High Performance Luxury Home

  
  
  

We are extremely excited to share our newest video testimonial with the owners of our recently completed Claymark home in Town & Country:

Chesterfield ENERGY STAR Certified Home Scores Big For New Homeowners

  
  
  
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Another one of our recently completed High Performance Luxury Homes has passed the requirements to officially be called an ENERGY STAR Certified New Home, coming in with an impressive score of 47 on the HERS Index. This means it will use 53% less energy than if it were built to the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (2009 IECC) requirements for traditional new homes.

Ladue AP Class Learns About Green Building at R.E.A. Homes

  
  
  
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Just last week, a class of Advanced Placement (AP) students from Ladue Horton-Watkins High School took a field trip to one of our under construction High Performance Luxury Homes to learn about energy efficiency and green building. There were several experts on hand to speak to the class about topics such as insulation, HVAC systems, solar power and general green building practices.

4 Ideas To Dress Up Your Home For Halloween

  
  
  
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October seems like a good time to take a break from our usual blog posts about High Performance Luxury Homes to share some fun and unique ideas for spooking your home up for the one holiday when everyone in your neighborhood (with kids at least) stops by for a visit. Well ok, they're only coming for the candy, but that doesn't mean your home can't look scary good and get a little attention of it's own in the process.

Ebook Exposes Where Most Air Leaks From Your Home

  
  
  
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Having a properly sealed home serves to significantly reduce energy costs used for heating and cooling.  When building a new High Performance Luxury Home, we have always believed in how important it is to make sure that the home's shell is properly sealed.  We subject every one of our homes to 3rd party testing and certification which are specifically designed to expose these air leaks in the shell and HVAC systems of the home, such as Blower Door and Duct Blaster Tests.  We sweat the details on the homes we build for our clients, and it shows in the results.

Recently Completed Home Scores Our Best Energy Efficiency Rating Yet

  
  
  
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We are excited to share that our recently completed home in Town & Country achieved a milestone in energy efficiency for R.E.A. Homes by scoring an impressive 16 on the HERS Indexmeaning that the house will consume 86% less energy than if it were built to the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (2009 IECC).

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