Two leading US organizations partner to lead way in building energy efficient homes
Following a partnership between CFS Green Homes and the Reata Foundation, home owners in the US will now be able to look forward to having an ultra energy efficient residential home.
CFS Green Homes is a Monticello-based fabricator of expanded polystyrene (EPS). The Reata Foundation, Inc is a non-profit institution commissioned to provide affordable and energy efficient housing for the American family.
Compared to conventional stick-built wood frame houses, the engineered fabricated home is more energy efficient, has less noise and drafts, making for a quieter, more comfortable, and healthier living environment for the family, according to company representatives.
“The engineered fabricated home has a lifetime R insulation factor reaching R-40 on exterior walls and roof, giving the homeowner a 50 to 70 percent savings on their annual heating and cooling costs, according to the United States Dept. of Energy,” a company news release reads.
“Furthermore, the EPS home has less noise and drafts making for a quieter, more comfortable, and healthier living environment for the family. It also meets the Southern Building Code and has higher wind load and snow load ratings than stick built houses.”
Families, according to CFS representatives, can expect a savings of $100-$150 a month on their electric bill.
“Energy efficiency adds value, affordability, and comfort to a home,” a company spokesman pointed out, before adding, “On a house presently under construction in Magnolia, the appraiser added value to the appraisal report due to its energy efficient properties.”
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