At West Builders, a great home begins with a great floor plan. Energy Smart Home Plans are painstakingly designed to “live bigger,” while reducing both construction and energy costs — very much appreciated by design and cost-conscious homeowners!
For super energy-efficiency and the lowest HERS Scores possible, all of the mechanical equipment (HVAC) is designed to be in the conditioned space. Easy to build chases are designed strategically below a 10’ ceiling and add an architectural upgrade. Placing the Ducts In Conditioned Space can alone save up to 30% in energy costs. How is this possible? Simply put, the homeowner is no longer paying to push cooled or heated air through a hot or cold attic.
Additional energy saving features include Raised Heel or Cantilevered Trusses that “make room” for optimal attic insulation. Our Advanced Framing 2×6 walls and California Corners yield greater exterior wall insulation while saving 20% of the lumber.
You’ll also find deeper overhangs and porches to shade the largest windows. We even simplify the roof design to increase it’s “real estate,” for the addition of a power-producing PV Array and/or Solar hot water system.
West Builders homeowners enjoy true comfort and real energy savings. This means real money in your pocket and the knowledge that their home is very easy on the environment.
Please search the over 180 Energy Smart Home Plans available. If you find a design or floor plan that is “almost” what you are looking for, we can provide Modifications to our plans to suit your needs. Working closely with builder Brad West, we can also provide Custom Home Design for your next dream home!