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BUILDING ECO CUSTOM GREEN HOMES
when our homes are built , both in design and choice of materials, is one of the most significant ways that we can affect our future. Much of the concern boils down to the use of energy. How much energy embodied in the building materials themselves, in their transportation and assembling? Then once the house has been build how much energy does it consume to keep its inhabitants comfortable?

My years of experience in building homes and my strong belief in the benefits of energy and resource efficiency was key in setting the foundation for Capital Home Builders & Dev, Inc. A company that has and will use these practices for all our clients! Imagine a home that is not only energy-efficient, but also produces its own power. Just like a typical home, a Energy Smart Home connected to, and uses energy from, the local electric utility. But unlike typical homes, at times the makes enough power to send some back to the utility. Annually, a ESM produces enough energy to offset the amount purchased from the utility-resulting in a net-zero annual energy bill. Finding the right builder or home in Thomasville, Georgia.

Capital Home Builders ENERGY STAR homes are better built, more comfortable homes that save you money on your utility bills every month. Every CHB green qualified homes built to meet energy-efficient guidelines set forth by the Environmental Protection Agency. Simply stated, ENERGY STAR  homes built better for you and the environment. “The HERS rating is very best measuring stick we can use to see if we are improving. We continually look at what we are doing to see how we can improve our product. We just want better than we were yesterday”
ENERGY STAR  - Buyers!
 
If builders are not listed on the ENERGY STAR , NAHB's, LEED or Earth Craft website as energy partners they are not after the energy-efficient protocols. If the builder's homes do not have the ENERGY STAR  seal or third-party certification on their new homes electrical panel they have not been rated as energy efficient homes. This claim can only be made by builders after the ENERGY STAR , NAHB's, LEED or Earth Craft protocols and earning the designated Seals.  Capital Home Builders remains the True first ENERGY STAR  builder that has earned the ENERGY STAR  Blue Seal in the South Georgia Area."  So buyers beware, look for the third-party verification certificate and logon to the corresponding organizations to make sure your builder is a partner.

Foam Insulation VS Cellulose (Cellulose still used by 99% of Thomasville, South Georgia and other Builders)
 
ICYNENE LD-R-50™ is Icynene’s next generation of high-performance insulation. ICYNENE LD-R-50™ is a renewable-based foam insulation and air barrier material that is responsibly made using castor oil and offers many environmental benefits.
 
Cellulose insulation is from recycled paper thats applied as either loose fill into attics and closed wall cavities or damp-sprayed into open wall cavities. Modern cellulose insulation dates from the 1920s, and it came into general use during the post World War II building boom. Cellulose insulation was used extensively in electrically-heated homes during the 1950s. It was the only thing at that time that was affordable and still being used today by  99% of Thomasville, South Georgia and other builders for its low cost.  Healthy or Not Cellulose?  In order to make it fire resistant, cellulose insulation is treated with various chemicals, primarily boric acid and borax. Other compounds such as ammonium sulfate, aluminum sulfate, ammonium phosphate, and zinc chloride may also be used. These chemicals usually account for about 20% of the final product.

Foam VS Cellulose

AFTER A FEW YEARS

The Spray Foam Insulation System
Spray Foam air barrier system is becoming the industry standard for providing largest building envelope performance. Foam pores and spray formulations represent a discovery science of moisture and thermal management. 

Spray Foam is the leading insulation that minimizes air leakage for increased energy efficiency, creates a healthier indoor environment, reduces airborne sounds and offers greater design freedom. Foam maintains its performance with no loss of R-value over time. It does not shrink, sag or settle. Foam adheres to most construction materials and is the perfect insulation for walls, attics, ceilings and floors. 
 
Spray Formula
Applied as a liquid, expands to 100 times its volume in seconds to fill every crack and crevice while remaining flexible so that the integrity of the building envelope seal remains intact over time. Foam spray formula has an R-value of 3.6 per inch. It acts as a complete insulation and air barrier to reduce air leakage and seal the building envelope for optimal air tightness.
 
Pour Fill Formula
Foam pour fill variation is an insulation and air barrier that injects the latest building technology into an older building to maximize energy efficiency while still preserving its original architectural details. Foam fills the wall cavity completely, starting at the bottom and slowly expanding upwards to 60 times its initial volume. Since Foam expands direction of least resistance, it will not expand outward and damage the wall. The pour fill formula has an R-value of 4 per inch. 
 
There is no better home insulating material that can seal your home from air and moisture intrusion, save on the ever-rising cost of utilities and strengthen your home for increased sustainability than SPF insulation. The proven energy and thermal performance makes incorporating SPF into your future home buying, home building and home renovation plans the smartest choice for building green.
 
Another green impact often less likely considered is that of health benefits. By preventing moisture and outdoor air infiltration into your home, you reduce the family health impact of airborne allergens, pollution, and mold.
 
Any product defined as “green” should at leased function in a method that has less of an environmental impact than a non -“green” product. The most important aspect of any discussion or debate of “green” products must involve energy efficiency. Energy efficiency is a key part in meeting ENERGY STAR, NAHB and LEED standards. As the NAHB Model GREEN Home Building Guidelines explain, “Energy consumption has far-reaching environmental impacts: from the mining of fossil-fuel energy sources to the environmental emissions from burning non-renewable energy sources. And each home consumes energy year after year, meaning that the environmental impacts associated with that use add over time. Therefore, energy efficiency is weighted heavily in a green building program.” A product that reduces energy use, and the pollution required to produce that energy, and has renewable, bio-based content like spray foam - is as “green” as it gets.

What is an ENERGY STAR  Home?
ENERGY STAR  Home Features Overview
 
ENERGY STAR homes are better built, more comfortable homes that save you money on your utility bills every month.  Every Capital Home Builders ENERGY STAR  certified home are built to meet energy-efficient guidelines set forth by the Environmental Protection Agency. From energy-efficient windows to advanced heating and cooling systems, ENERGY STAR  homes guarantee greater savings, comfort and peace-of-mind. Simply stated, ENERGY STAR  homes are built better for you and the environment.
 
Better for your pocketbook..
ENERGY STAR  homes are at least 15% more efficient than code-built new homes, making them some of the mostenergy-efficient homes on the market today. By using less energy, ENERGY STAR  homes cost less to run, which means more money in your wallet month after month. Combined with potential higher resale values, ENERGY STAR  homes represent a smart investment.
 
Better heating and cooling.
Enjoy a home with even temperatures throughout the year. Tightly sealed ductwork, high-performance windows and properly installed insulation make your home more comfortable.
 
Better for the environment.
The energy used by American homes accounts for 20% of total U.S. carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. ENERGY STAR  certified homes perform better than standard code-built homes and require less energy for heating, cooling and hot water. This amounts to reduced air pollution and a healthier environment for everyone.
 
Better for you.
ENERGY STAR  Homes have Healthier indoor air, as performance-tested ductwork keeps the air inside your home clean by reducing the possibility of drawing unwanted air from your home’s attic, basement, crawl spaces and garage.
Your builder is building for you if they are building ENERGY STAR  Certified Homes. To learn more about what makes a home an ENERGY STAR  Home, visit our ENERGY STAR  Home Features Overview section.
 

 
 
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