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The seven homes so far at Meadowbrooke Farm were built under the Energy Star Home Program. By using this program the homes heat and cool for less than one half the cost of a code built home. Example of a code built house: a 2x4 exterior wall house with r13 insulation in the walls and r38 insulation in the ceilings.

Our homes have 7 1/4” to 10” of insulation in the exterior walls with insulation values of r30 to r40 and ceiling insulation to r60. This combined with air sealing practices that make the house extremely airtight. We then install a heat recovery ventilation system that exchanges the interior stale air for fresh outside air, expelling pollutants and excess moisture, alleviating potential condensation and mold problems. The combination of these practices give you the added benefit of the home being extremely comfortable, the temperature and humidity remain very constant, drafts are eliminated and the house is extremely quite. Outside noise is virtually eliminated.

We have used numerous heating systems. namely, hi efficiency gas hot air and air conditioning, hydro air systems -which use hot water boilers or hot water heaters to heat the hot air, geo thermo ground source heat pumps – which use ground water from wells or ground loops to heat and cool the house.

The heating cost for our energy efficient homes by square footage are as follows:

1800 to 2100 = $400.00 to $500.00 per year;
2500 to 3000 = $650.00 to $750.00 per year;
4000 and up  = $800.00 to $1000.00 per year

The added cost to bring a home to this level of efficiency is approximately 3.5% of the construction cost. Pay back takes approximately five years, depending on fuel costs.
the homes are inspected and certified by “conservation services group”. They are sponsored by the electric and gas utilities and the federal environmental protection agency. These homes can also be L.E.E.D.S. (building green) certified by the same group.


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