Our “Live Green – Save Green” energy efficiency features are designed to make your new home safer and more comfortable. Scott Felder Homes integrates highly efficient, low emission and cost-saving products into our homes to establish a benchmark of environmental consciousness in the field of home construction. Please contact a Scott Felder Homes Sales Associate for a list of features included in each community.

INSULATION

  • R-15 Blown-In Blanket Insulation System in Exterior Walls
    • Reduces Air Flow by up to 68% compared with BATT insulation
    • R-38 Blown in fiberglass insulation in flat ceilings and flat attic areas
    • Sound reducing insulation at plumbing walls

GENERAL CONSTRUCTION & ENERGY FEATURES

  • Professional Warranty Corporation 10-year limited warranty program
  • Low E 366 (emissivity) double paned vinyl windows throughout new home
    • Vinyl frames reduce heat transfer and condensation and in turn, reduce your energy bill
  • Engineered for wind shear purposes
  • High-efficiency A/C system with a 16 SEER rating
  • Built with Zip System® sheathing, an engineered wood structured panel with air and water barrier
  • Treated base plates with DOW SILL SEAL® underlayment on exterior walls to reduce air infiltration
  • Anchor bolts installed in perimeter walls secured with nut and washer for added stability
  • Programmable touch screen thermostat with humidity control and Event-Based™ air cleaning
  • HVAC with MERV 11 Media Air Cleaner 
    • Cleaner Air: 85% more efficient at capturing airborne particles than 1" MERV 8 air filters
    • Lower Cost: Replace every 6-12 months
  • Healthy ventilation control system to help manage the quality of your new homes air
  • Efficient 50-gallon gas water heater (Dual 40-gallon in 3 full bath homes)
  • Gas furnace provides quiet operation
  • Continuous soffit vent maximizes attic air exchange
  • HomeTeam® Taexx built-in pest control system and borate pre-treatment, where applicable

COST-SAVING FEATURES

  • Blower door test helps determine a home’s air tightness
    • Reducing energy consumption and uncomfortable drafts due to air leakage
    • Avoiding moisture condensation problems
  • HVAC unit and duct sizing specific to each home site and direction the home faces, to maximize performance and minimize heating and cooling costs
  • R6 HVAC insulated duct work maintains a lower heating and cooling load loss in attic spaces
  • Balanced air pressure through jumper ducts in bedrooms for maximum efficiency
  • Laminated fiberglass shingles with a lifetime limited warranty for durability and longer life expectancy
  • Radiant barrier roof decking reduces cost of cooling home and cuts energy bills by up to 17%
  • CEMPLANK® fibercement siding for durable low maintenance exteriors
  • JAMES HARDIE® fibercement perforated soffit for strength, beauty and durability
  • WAYNE DALTON® insulated garage doors add thermal efficiency to garage spaces
  • FRAMSAVER composite exterior door frames, a revolutionary wood composite material resistant to rot and insect damage

WATER AND RESOURCE EFFICIENCY

  • 1.6 gallon low-flush commodes
  • Flow restriction shower heads
  • PEX non corrosive water supply lines
  • Insulated hot water lines reduce heat loss as water travels to each fixture
  • Individually designed and engineered post tension foundation system for each new home
  • Precision fit and structurally reliable engineered roof system creates less waste and reduces the necessity for clearing forests while efficiently using more of the tree
    • Open web floor trusses and roof trusses use shorter wood components making them a renewable resource that uses the entire tree
    • Structural finger jointed studs use more lumber from the log
    • OSB decking made from smaller, faster growing trees which helps preserve old growth forests and reduce waste
    • Interior trim composed of medium density fiber board made from wood waste which creates lower environmental impact
    • ¾" tongue-and-groove second story subfloor glued and nailed over an engineered floor system
  • Exterior cladding with minimum 25-year guarantee masonry and cementitious siding creates a longer lasting material requiring fewer resources for replacement
  • Carpet pad is made from 100% post industrial recycled materials

YOUR HOME'S AIR QUALITY

  • Cover duct openings during construction
  • Install mechanically controlled fresh air intakes
  • Fireplaces have designated combustion air kit
  • Vapor barrier below foundation
  • No ducts, air handler unit or gas furnace in garage
  • Low VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) Paint reduces toxins including allergy and chemical sensitivities while reducing landfill, groundwater, and ozone depleting contaminants.

HOME ENERGY RATING SYSTEM (HERS)

Scott Felder Homes tests every home we build for energy efficiency.  There is NO batch testing (or sampling) for energy certification.  We give you peace of mind that your individual home has been tested by a third party, certified home energy auditor.

 

RECYCLING PROGRAM

We recycle 80% of waste on site, which keeps 8 tons of waste per home from ending up in a landfill!

Wood:
We recycle wood for many reasons, including:

  • Erosion Control
  • Tree Root Zones
  • Road & Walkway Stabilization for crews
  • Landscaping

Drywall:
Gypsum has been used as a soil amendment for over 200 years because it:

  • Adds needed calcium & sulphur nutrients to the soil
  • Does not raise the PH of the soil
  • USDA recognized to help establish lawns around new homes

Brick, Block, & Shingles:
Scrap brick and block become usable aggregate that can be used as a base for:

  • Roads
  • Driveways
  • Sidewalks
  • Patios

As a green home builder in Central Texas, we care about the environment we live and work in. The green home floor plans we design implement energy efficient features to be more environmentally friendly. In addition, we design our homes to be safer and more comfortable for you and your family.