As San Antonio continues to lure individuals and families from all over the country, new home communities have sprung up all around the city. With an eye towards energy efficiency and a conscience about protecting our environment, many of these new communities have employed the latest design techniques and state-of-the-art building materials. These homes are not only earth-friendly, but offer many advantages to those who live in them.
Go Green and Save Money
Not only are energy efficient homes good for our environment, but they mean money saved every month on heating and air conditioning. By using closed attic systems, innovative framing, and high-grade insulation systems, not only do your heater and air conditioner have to work less, but they will also work more efficiently. This translates into fewer air pollutants and up to a 50% savings on your energy bills. These homes typically have much better indoor air quality, leading to increased personal health and well-being. Imagine homes, builder of the San Antonio new home communities of Monterrey Village, Stillwater Ranch, and Lakeview, was named as the 2008 NAHB Green Building Award Winner. The design innovations in these homes extend to the exterior to include drought resistant landscaping. All of their San Antonio new home communities are Energy Star and Build San Antonio Green certified. The family-friendly design of these San Antonio new home communities include gated access, walking trails, preserved open spaces, community pools, and private ponds or lakes.
Efficiency can be Beautiful
KB Homes’ San Antonio new home communities include Fox Grove, Sundance Trails & Sundance Ridge, and Cobblestone, to name just a few. They offer Disney dream rooms for the kids featuring their favorite cartoon and movie characters, design features in cooperation with Martha Stewart, and wooded communities that are both good for the environment and beautify the neighborhood. Many of these San Antonio new home communities have won design awards for their beauty. In addition to high-tech materials that improve energy efficiency, these new homes incorporate design elements such as stone and brick exteriors, luxury bath elements, three-car garage options, and high ceilings to make them as visually appealing as they are environmentally friendly. All of these San Antonio new home communities not only save you a great deal of money on energy costs, but they are reasonably priced so that anyone can enjoy their many wonderful benefits.