Energy Efficient & Green
Unlike existing homes that require costly maintenance, Landmark custom homes are built with energy efficiency and your family's comfort in mind. Existing homes can cost more to maintain and run—especially if you're forced to buy more space than you need. Quality custom construction from Landmark means lower utility bills. We partner with you throughout the design process to help you identify your needs, so we look at energy features as well as cabinets, color and flooring.
- Energy Efficient
- Water Wise
- Healthy Homes
- Smart Systems
1. Energy Efficient
The ENERGY STAR Logo is a symbol of a company commitment to provide their customers with a product that performs above code. For a builder this means the home has been designed, built and tested to achieve an energy saving which is 15% to 20% above code. In addition to the higher energy efficiency, ENERGY STAR homes are more comfortable and durable. ENERGY STAR homes are built using a system which incorporates, water management, energy efficiency and certifies the HVAC system.
A new home that has earned the ENERGY STAR label has undergone a process of inspections, testing, and verification to meet strict requirements set by the US EPA. ENERGY STAR certified homes use 15-30% less energy than typical new homes while delivering better comfort, quality, and durability.
Energy Efficiency – Better materials, modern techniques and third party tested
- Tight Construction
Special framing and improved insulation techniques help reduce internal leaks and drafts.
- Improved Insulation Systems
Enhanced insulation materials, techniques, framing and simply more of it help minimize voids and gaps and add value to increased energy efficiency.
- "Right-Sized" HVAC Equipment
High SEER-rated equipment, multiple air ducts and return air grilles help stimulate fresh air ventilation, decrease humidity and reduce energy usage. Don't trust us we third party smoke test our air ducts and provide a programmable thermostat.
- Radiant Barrier
Radiant-barrier roof decking.
- Better Materials and Features
Items like compact fluorescent lights, ENERGY STAR®—qualified appliances, Low-emissivity windows and higher thermal properties.
2. Water Wise
Water-Conserving Homes - Savings in Every Drop
Landmark homes include a number of water-saving features to help reduce usage and help save money. The standard water-efficient features included at no added cost to our buyers, result in an estimated annual utility bill savings of up to $300 when compared to a typical existing home that lacks these features.
We include WaterSense® labeled faucets, California drought compliant or their equal, toilets and showerheads. These fixtures help maximize water efficiency without sacrificing performance. Dishwashers we recommend are are not only ENERGY STAR® certified for energy efficiency, but also use significantly less water than standard models. Additional water-efficient options are available at our Design Center, including alternative fixtures and appliances.
3. Healthy Homes
Better Home - Improving the Indoor Environment.
All Landmark homes incorporate a combination of materials, construction techniques and products that works together to help deliver better indoor air quality, especially when compared to most resale homes on the market today.
Each Landmark home features low-VOC interior paint and low-VOC carpeting. Landmark homes also come with whole-house mechanical ventilation and MERV 8-rated air filters that together provide a constant source of filtered air to help reduce indoor air pollutants and help remove finer airborne particles, improving indoor air quality.
4. Smart Systems
Landmark Homes are Designed with the Future in Mind
Your Landmark home has an edge over resale homes—it is designed to support your connected lifestyle. For example, you can conveniently and efficiently charge your mobile devices at the built-in USB outlet in the kitchen, which eliminates the need for a converter plug.
Select home automation features in the design center. See home automation section of our website. In this section we reminder you if you can turn your hot water heater, lights and HVAC on and off remotely you save money plain and simple.