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If you are looking for a cost effective, energy smart lifestyle for your family, then Regent Homes is the new homebuilder for you! Our homes are built to exceed local building and energy codes using the most up-to-date and affordable strategies to provide you with quality, comfort, and value. By investing in durable, practical, eco-friendly products and practices, we can build you a new home that will save you money and reduce energy consumption. 


Our goal is to build solid, high performance EnergySmart homes that provide our homeowners with less maintenance and cost effective energy-efficient features. With an EnergySmart home, you’ll have noticeable savings on annual utility expenses, and a healthier and more relaxing home with the knowledge that you’re contributing to improving the environment.


What does an EnergySmart home mean for our homeowners?



  • Less Maintenance = more leisure time + more money saved

  • Reduced Energy Usage = more money saved

  • Advanced Construction Technology and Materials = a healthier, quieter and more comfortable home


ENERGY EFFICIENCY  


Individual HERS (Home Energy Rating System) Score

Every EnergySmartSM Home by Regent has a score that exceeds the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). The lower a home’s HERS Index, the more energy efficient it is. An independent third party to insure that air barriers and insulation packages are installed correctly home inspects every EnergySmart.


Improved Thermal Systems

Enhanced insulation techniques help to minimize voids and gaps, and high thermal properties (R-value) add to energy efficiency. Regent’s EnergySmart homes use R-15 wall insulation and R-44 attic insulation. 


LP® TechShield® Radiant Barrier Roof Sheathing

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LP TechShield Sheathing features a thin, durable layer of aluminum laminated to LP OSB roof sheathing. This creates a highly effective radiant barrier. Because it helps block radiant heat from entering your home, LP TechShield Radiant Barrier Sheathing can reduce your air conditioning bills by up to 17%. That’s built in savings that start immediately and last for years to come. In the summer, the sun turns your attic into an oven. LP TechShield Sheathing can block up to 97% of radiant heat transfer through roof sheathing lowering your attic temperatures by as much as 30º F. That creates cooler rooms below and increases the efficiency of the in-attic air handling system. So you save energy summer after summer. This product has earned the U.S. Government’s Energy Star® certification from the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency.


 


Low-E 71/38 Windows with Vinyl Frames

With ClimaGuard 71/38 residential window glass, solar heat gain and damaging radiation can be significantly reduced without sacrificing clear views and daylight. ClimaGuard 71/38 blocks up to 50% more unwanted solar energy than standard clear glass, and up to 40% more than even dark tinted glass. This results in lower air conditioning expenses and a more comfortable living environment. ClimaGuard 71/38 residential window glass also blocks nearly twice as much harmful UV rays as clear glass, extending the life of woodwork, carpets and furnishings, while still allowing plenty of natural sunlight to brighten interior spaces.


Tight Construction

Advanced framing techniques are utilized to increase energy-efficiency and effectiveness of insulation.


Passive Attic Ventilation

Soffit vents and adequate roof venting provide proper, even ventilation across the entire attic area, helping to keep the attic cooler.


Right-sized Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC)

“Right-sized” heating and cooling systems and sealed air ducts help equipment work more efficiently.


Minimum 14 SEER Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC)

A higher Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating equates to a more efficient system. EnergySmart homes are equipped with 14 SEER HVAC equipment and use refrigerant with no chloride which is more friendly to the ozone. R-8 insulation is on all ductwork in unconditioned space.


Energy-efficient Lighting

CFL bulbs are installed in 80% or more of the fixtures and in all recessed lighting. All ceiling fans are Energy Star qualified.


Energy-efficient Appliances

ENERGY STAR® labeled appliances such as refrigerators, dishwasher, ranges, and efficient water heaters help conserve energy.


DURABILITY & SUSTAINABILITY


Engineered Framing

Each home is engineered from foundation, to frame, to energy-efficiency systems.


LP® TopNotch® Sub-Flooring

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LP TopNotch Sub-Flooring is made with LP OSB, it’s uniform, flat and rigid, with no core voids or knots. A number of factors make LP TopNotch Sub-flooring an environmentally friendly building material. The manufacturing process uses wood certified under Sustainable Forestry Initiative® standards. The wood comes from small fast growing trees, and the entire log is used. This means less waste and more efficient use of resources. Plus, LP TopNotch Sub-Flooring contains no urea-formaldehyde, and uses only low-emitting, safe resins as a binder. 


LP® SolidStart® Laminated Strand Lumber (LSL)

LP SolidStart LSL is an engineered wood product that’s superior in many respects to traditional lumber. It is used in zones within a home where strength and precision are critical. It is used in the roof & floor beams; door & window headers; wall framing, rim board, and truss chords. Engineered wood reduces the amount of lumber used in the home and reduces the impact on the environment. 


LP® SolidStart® Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL)

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An engineered wood product with advantages traditional lumber can’t offer. Remarkably strong and consistent, LP SolidStart LVL is solid, straight and true. Engineered wood reduces the amount of lumber used in the home and reduces the impact on the environment.


 


LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding

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LP SmartSide products deliver all the warmth and beauty of traditional wood, plus the durability of engineered wood. LP SmartGuard manufacturing process actually improves upon nature, creating products that are engineered for strength, performance and protection against fungal decay and termites. All backed by an industry-leading 5/50 Year Transferable Limited Warranty.


 


 


 INDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY


Dedicated Exhaust Systems

All bathroom toilet and bath/shower area vents are designed to exhaust warm, humid air to the exterior of the home. This assists in removing moisture and odor-laden air to the exterior of the home.


Programmable Thermostat

Allows the ability to set the temperature according to your schedule, so that the air conditioning or furnace doesn’t run when it’s not needed.


Internal Moisture Management

Air flow measurement, pressure balancing, fresh air ventilation and “right-sized” HVAC equipment work to reduce moisture in multiple ways, enhancing comfort.


Low VOC Paint

Have less odor and contaminants to impact indoor air quality.


Low VOC Cabinetry

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Cabinets that use environmentally responsible materials and low emission coating. Results in less odor and contaminants to impact indoor air quality.


 


Low VOC Carpet

Carpets carrying the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) Green Label® for low VOC emissions strictly limit substances that off-gas into the environment. 


Energy Star Advanced Lighting Package Available*

Utilizes lights that provide near natural light, generate less heat and last longer while using less energy. *Available at an additional cost.


Energy Star Certification option available at additional cost.


WATER EFFICIENCY


Delta® Low-Flow Faucets

Lavatory faucets that conserve water help reduce overall internal household water consumption, and meet or exceed EPA WaterSense program requirements.


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Energy-efficient Gas or Electric Water Heaters*

Provide you with an efficient and reliable source of hot water. 


*Type of water heater to be determined by the builder. 


High-efficiency Dishwashers

ENERGY STAR® rated dishwashers use less water and add to overall household water savings.


Water Efficient Toilets

Water efficient toilets that meet specific performance criteria help reduce water use in the home.


 


Water Efficient Landscaping

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Landscaping with indigenous plant species to conserve water and helps protect the foundation of the home.


Efficient PEX Plumbing

PEX tubing does not transfer heat as readily as copper, and so conserves energy. 


Regent Homes is Your New Home Builder for cost effective EnergySmart homes that save money, energy and the environment.


*Estimated savings are based upon the HERS Index. Regent Homes cannot provide a guarantee of actual energy savings. Options and features vary per home and community and can be changed without prior notice. Please see a Regent Homes Affiliate Broker for details. Copyright © 2010 Regent Homes. The EnergySmart logo is a registered service marks of Regent Homes LLC.  *EnergySmart by Regent Homes applies to new homes permitted after 1/30/12.