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Landmark Fine Homes has always been a leader in the Home Building Industry. In 2009, a home was built in Carrington Lakes by the Landmark Fine Homes Team that was certified as a Gold Level Green Home by the National Association of Home Builders. This was only the 3rd home certified by the NAHB at the time. This certification meant the home achieved the highest standards of energy efficiency as well as using “green” products. Then in 2012, we tackled an IPAD controlled home in a time when people were just becoming familiar with what a IPad was. Controlling features inside your home with technology was just hitting the market. That is the same year we were honored to win America’s Best Builder from Builder Magazine. Next up was decking a home in all products to do with Natural Gas. The buzz around the area was converting vehicles to CNG because of the high price of gasoline. Included in the home was a charging station for your car, Gas exterior lights, complete appliance packages, water heaters, pool and more. Our next “concept” was taking years of experience in meeting with homeowners and hearing their needs for a smaller square footage home with the same “upscale” amenities as our large executive homes and creating a community centered around that idea. The Springs communities were born. The homes range from approximately 1600 square feet to around 2100 square feet. The communities are gated with the yards maintained, a community clubhouse with a workout room, pond, fishing dock and walking trails. These communities are not age restricted but do attract the active adult that is ready to travel or not spend all their time doing yard work. Taking on a new challenge is always exciting for our team.
The Landmark Fine Homes Team regularly attends the International Builders Show in Florida to become educated on the latest in building science as well as design ideas. This year there was a huge push in Voice Activation Technology. We decided to bring that technology to our Model Home in Norman.
Most people have heard the saying “Hey Alexa” but have no idea what all she can do. Don’t worry! We have done the work for you. We have taken that technology as well as other home automation and put it in our model home in Norman!
If controlling TVs, Camera’s, Security, Appliances and more is something you are interested in- stop by 741 Villa Verde Drive in our Montoro Ridge Community in Norman and see how it all works!
As a homeowner, how do you know whether your home is energy efficient or not? You could guess based on your own understanding of energy efficiency, but it’s much more effective to evaluate the energy efficiency of a home using the Home Energy Rating System (HERS®). To earn a HERS index score, a home must comply with many mandatory standards, including components like window sealing, wall sealants, and insulation. Let’s take a closer look at the HERS® Index, and why it’s so important.
Based on a scale of 0 to 150, the HERS® Index measures a home’s energy efficiency, with 0 being a net-zero energy home that generates as much energy as it consumes. On the other end of the scale, 150 indicates a home built to the minimum standards specified by the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). A professional energy auditor determines the HERS® Index Score of a house after physically inspecting the house and conducting a detailed analysis of its energy consumption. Newly constructed homes are expected to score 100 on the HERS® Index, so any score lower than that indicates higher energy efficiency than a standard new home. A home that scores 70 would be 30 % more energy efficient than a standard new home, while a home with a score of 130 would be 30% less energy efficient.
A home’s HERS® Score is calculated by a certified inspector from the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET). Conducting an energy audit on your home, the inspector compares the data against a ‘reference home’, a designed model home. This model home will be the same size and shape as your home, to keep the score relative to the size, shape, and type of house in which you live. The Energy Rating includes variables like the exterior walls, the floors over unconditioned spaces, ceilings and roofs, attics, foundations and crawlspaces, windows, doors, vents, and ductwork, and HVAC systems, water heating systems and the thermostat.
Determining your home’s score can give you a lot of information about your house. You can learn how efficiently it’s operating, and how you can save money on energy costs by making minor modifications. If you’re planning to sell your home, working towards a better HERS® Index Score can increase its value, and if you’re buying a home, looking at the HERS® Score can help you determine where you might want to make some changes to increase its efficiency.
Talk to Landmark customers and you’ll hear the same thing, over and over. Landmark Fine Homes are built to be both beautiful and energy efficient, and the proof is in the low energy costs for residents of Landmark communities. When you’re ready to build your dream home, Landmark Fine Homes has beautiful new and custom-built homes in a variety of sizes and floorplans, just waiting to become yours. Our homes are, not only energy efficient, but also built with the utmost attention to detail; some are located in active adult communities where you’ll find plenty to do. Make your next house the home of your dreams by contacting Landmark Fine Homes today!\