Stanley Martin Homes’ Green Living Program means lower utility costs, healthy indoor air and ventilation systems and a whole house integrated systems approach to achieve high home performance. Every home we build embraces green building practices in every phase of the homebuilding process. Advanced Building Systems and resource efficient designs and materials are selected to maximize function and use of natural resources. For example, the application of engineered wood products enables us to use products that consume considerably less material than dimensional lumber or plywood, which is better for the environment. Advanced Framing Techniques improve building efficiencies, eliminate materials waste and provide thermal barriers to minimize air leakage within the building envelope, which means more savings for you!
We continue to work on improving energy performance that evaluates and drives the best practices. This approach measures the building envelope and mechanical system performance, evaluates wall assembly insulation values, selects high efficiency windows and doors based on climate zone criteria, and integrates energy efficient products such as energy saving appliances, lighting and heating and air conditioning systems. This ensures you have the best products for each season to seal in your savings.
We select finish materials that are environmentally friendly, such as carpet and organic paint, natural stone countertops (granite) and recycled products. Other material specifications include low maintenance exterior products that don’t require paint or stain on finished surfaces. These products are more durable than their wood counterparts, requiring fewer resources for replacement and repairs which lower your maintenance costs and help the environment at the same time.
At Stanley Martin Homes, we pay close attention to where a product is manufactured and the materials used for packaging. This sustainability practice not only lowers transportation and fuel consumption, it fosters the practice of re-using or recycling packaging and waste materials.
To ensure we meet high energy efficient performance standards, every home is inspected and tested multiple times throughout the construction process by a certified 3rd party Home Energy Rater.
Since the fall of 2012, Stanley Martin Homes has received Home Energy Rating testing/scores for over 1,400 Homes under its Green Living Program. This is notable since many new homebuilders measure energy efficiency through sampling vs. measuring every homes for energy efficiency. The average Stanley Martin Homes Home Energy Rating score (HERS) for Single Family Homes is 56 and for Townhomes/Condominiums is 67, exceeding industry performance standards, position Stanley Martin Homes as a leader in building environmentally friendly and energy efficient Homes.
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