Energy Efficient Homes

We're Taking Energy-Efficiency To A New Level

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The standard energy features included in all Cristo Homes make them 40% more efficient than a new code home built today and 54% more efficient than a typical existing home.*

HERS Index

How Cristo Homes Measures Up To The Home Energy Rating Score (HERS)

The HERS Index is the officially recognized energy performance rating system in the United States. The index is similar in concept to the miles per gallon label you see when purchasing a car, except here it refers to the homes energy efficiency.

The lower the score the more efficient your home is and the less energy used. As a point of reference a HERS score for an existing typical home is 130 and the score for a new home built to today's energy code is 100. A typical Cristo Home HERS score is 58. This means our homes can use up to 54% less energy than an existing home and 40% less than other new homes built today.

Wi-Fi THERMOSTAT

A convenient way to personalize your comfort and energy usage, using less energy at times you are away or asleep.

KITCHEN APPLIANCES

Our appliances are Energy Star rated. They use less energy, less water, saving you money.

WATER CONSERVATION/
PLUMBING FIXTURES

Our faucets and fixtures are designed to help you conserve water during use.

LOW E ARGON GAS WINDOWS

This glass reduces temperature transfer to help lower energy costs and keep your home comfortable all year long, while the Argon increases energy efficiency further. It also helps block ultra-violet rays that can fade carpet, photos and furniture.

16 SEER AIR CONDITIONER WITH ECO-FRIENDLY R-410A REFRIGERANT

For every increase in SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) you get an additional 10% in energy savings. This represents a 10 to 30% savings over lower value rated SEER units currently on the market.

THIRD PARTY INSPECTIONS

Our homes our built with the latest tight energy building practices which are verified by a 3rd party licensed inspector. All homes receive an official RESNET certification and energy (HERS) rating score.

96% EFFICIENT MULTI-SPEED GAS FURNACE

This high efficient furnace has a multi-speed fan that allows your furnace to adjust speeds based upon cooling or heating demands.

WATER-RESISTIVE EXTERIOR

Exterior sheathing approved as a water-resistive barrier making the it less susceptable to moisture-related issues, eliminating the need for house wrap.

UPGRADED INSULATION

Increasing your attic insulation from the standard R-30 to R-49 gives your home the added defenses to keep your inside air heated and cooled efficiently.

PANASONIC WHISPER GREEN VENTILATION SYSTEM

A continuous run ventilation fan removes indoor pollutants while allowing clean fresh air to circulate back into your home, improving indoor air quality.

LOW VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC's) are air pollutants emitted by products used in today's households. Cristo Homes uses paint, carpet and other interior finishes that have "low VOC" or "zero VOC" content.

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*Cristo Homes typical HERS score is based on an average score of homes rated in January 2020. Cristo Homes does not guarantee HERS scores and the score can vary dependent on certain factors including, but not limited to, home size, facing direction, plan type, foundation and construction methods. Updated 02-12-2020.