Andrew’s first ENERGY STAR Home is in Concord and is heating with air source heat pumps — estimated reduction of 13,091 kWh annually for a cost savings of $2,445 per year.
“THE PROCESS OF BUILDING an ENERGY STAR home has been much less intimidating than I had originally anticipated. I realized that much of what is required has already been a part of my building standards and style. As a builder, one of the biggest challenges I faced with this house was fastening the exterior trim with the one-inch, rigid foam. It took a little more time and effort to make the finished product meet my standards. The benefits of the insulation on the exterior is well worth the extra time and effort. In the future, I will definitely be educating clients on the many advantages of building to ENERGY STAR standards, and will continue to push my business in this direction.”