BUILDING ECO CUSTOM GREEN HOMES
How we build
our homes, 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 is embodied in the building
materials themselves, in their transportation
and assembling? Then once the house is built,
how much energy does it consume to keep its
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.
to be 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
Energy Smart Home
is 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 ENERGY STAR qualified home has been built to meet energy
efficient guidelines set forth by the Environmental Protection Agency. Simply
stated, ENERGY STAR homes are 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 to be
better then we were yesterday”
ENERGY STAR -
are not listed on the
LEED or Earth Craft
energy partners they are not following 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 following
the ENERGY STAR ,
LEED or Earth
Craft protocols and earning the designated Seals.
Capital Home Builders still remains the True first
ENERGY STAR builder that has earned the ENERGY
Blue Seal in the South Georgia Area." So
buyers beware, look for the third-party verification
certificate and logon to
to make sure
your builder is a partner.
Insulation VS Cellulose (Cellulose still used by
99% of Thomasville, South Georgia and other
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 numerous environmental
Cellulose insulation is made from recycled paper
that is 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?
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 maximum
building envelope performance. Foam pour and
spray formulations represent a breakthrough
in the science of moisture and thermal
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
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.
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
of 3.6 per inch. It acts as a complete
insulation and air barrier to minimize 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 in the
direction of least resistance, it will not
expand outward and damage the wall. The pour
fill formula has an
of 4 per inch.
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
green impact often less likely to be
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.
product defined as “green” should at
least 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
component 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 accrue 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 has been 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
Better for your pocketbook..
ENERGY STAR homes are at least 15% more
efficient than code-built new homes, making
them some of the most energy efficient homes
on the market today. By using less energy,
ENERGY STAR homes cost less to operate,
which means more money in your wallet month
after month. Combined with potential higher
resale values, ENERGY STAR homes represent a
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
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
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
STAR Home Features Overview