Environments for Living® Benefits
Environments For Living (EFL) – A national third party certification company has established a rigorous set of requirements for homebuilders to provide homes that offer durability, energy-efficiency and indoor environmental quality.
Energy Efficiency Guaranteed
Under the Environments for Living program, TopBuild Home Services Inc. guarantees your monthly heating and cooling usage through a two-year Energy Usage Guarantee*. The TopBuild Home Services, Inc. Limited Guarantee is for heating and cooling usage for the first two years after the home is built; it is not a guarantee of energy costs. See the Environments For Living program’s Limited Guarantee for details.
As a result of our dedication to energy efficiency, homes at each active adult community are 100% ENERGY STAR® Certified Homes, which saves you money without sacrificing performance.
Home Energy Rating System, HERS®
To measure the energy efficiency of each new luxury home at a Robson Resort Community, the homes receive a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) score. This nationally recognized system calculates a home’s energy performance and based on the rating, a score is determined. The HERS score is like a miles-per-gallon rating, but similar to a golf score where a lower number is better. Typical resale homes score 130 and standard new homes average around 100. Although the HERS scores may differ a bit at each Robson Resort Community, new homes in general at the Robson Resort Communities have HERS scores lower than 64, with many averaging between 54 – 57. This means each new home at a Robson Resort Community is at least 30% more energy-efficient than a standard new home.
Index printed with permission from the Environmental Protection Agency. Visit www.EnergyStar.gov for more information. HERS Index ratings provided by Environments For Living program, TopBuild Home Services, Inc., and are subject to change.
How the HERS Index Score is Calculated
A certified Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) Home Energy Rater conducts an energy rating on a home to determine its energy performance, which produces the HERS Index score. This score is then compared against a ‘reference home’– a designed-model home of the same size and shape as the actual home.
HERS® referenced definitions and data for typical resale homes and standard new homes collected from www.resnet.us on 3/31/2021.
TopBuild Home Services Inc. guarantees your monthly heating and cooling usage:*
Our U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR® leadership means lower ownership costs and higher quality homes. And you’ll see the difference with third-party endorsements like the Environments For Living™ program that certifies your home will be more comfortable, more durable, and more energy-efficient. In fact, TopBuild Home Services Inc. under the Environments For Living program provides a two-year Energy Usage Guarantee* to prove it.
*The TopBuild Home Services Inc. Limited Guarantee is for heating and cooling usage for the first two years after the home is built; it is not a guarantee of energy costs. See the Environments For Living program’s Limited Guarantee for details. The estimated monthly costs for heating and cooling are based on the local utilities and are subject to change. See specific community for the most current estimates.
Superior New Home Construction
“We’ll definitely enjoy our energy savings with the Environments for Living Program that Quail Creek offers. It just puts more money in your pocket every month. I’d rather spend it on something other than energy costs.”
Brad K., Quail Creek Homeowner
“The Robson Resort Communities build a wonderful house. The value is great, the quality is way above average and the houses are energy efficient.”
Paul L., a SaddleBrooke Ranch Homeowner
“All of the Preserve models are very, very practical as far as their layouts, but they also offer quality. I’m impressed with the energy efficiency of construction. Quality-wise, it’s the best that we’ve seen coming to Arizona.”
Steve M., The Preserve Homeowner