Energy Efficient Features and

Benefits

   


5 Time National Energy Efficient Award Winner

 

1999 EVHA Award

 

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2000 EVHA Award

 

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2002 EVHA Award

 

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2012 EVHA Award New Homes Silver

 

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1999 Small Home Builder of the Year

 

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We are truly the energy efficient experts


 

Colorado Dream Homes has proven it’s energy efficiency standards by winning five national awards including four NAHB Energy Value housing awards for the nations Best Energy Efficient Home Design and Construction in a Cold Climate Region. We are also proud recipients of the prestigious 1999 EPA Energy Star Small Home Builder of the Year award in the United States.


12″ Thick Exterior Walls Filled With R-38 Insulation

This is the #1 energy efficient feature of our homes. We surround the exterior walls and floors with 12″ thick insulation. We then add R-49 insulation to all ceilings. This super energy efficient envelope cuts our clients heating costs by over 50% forever. It also allows our clients to orientate their homes in any direction (Toward the north where there are many mountain views) and still maintain their energy efficiency. It also provides quiet comfort.


96.5 Energy Efficient Furnace With Programmable Thermostat

Program the thermostat to fit your lifestyle. Optimize comfort and save energy. Enjoy fresh clean air with the 5″ thick media air filter and fresh air intake. You’ll breathe easier and cut down on dust.


95% Tankless On Demand Water Heater

This water heater saves you real money. No need for a holding tank or pilot light that keeps the water hot whether you are using it or not. This unit only heats the water as it flows through the heater and shuts off completely when you’re not using it. The units we install are powerful enough to run two showers simultaneously.


Low-E High Performance Windows

Double Pane glass with a special metallic coating. Low-E saves heating costs and minimizes ultra violet light transmission into the house. This helps to protect carpets, fabrics and photos from fading.


Insulated Exterior Doors

Fiberglass stained to look like real wood. Foam insulated, double pane glass with full rubber weather stripping. Energy efficiency never looked so good.


Energy Star Appliances and

Bath Fans

  • 22 cu.ft. side by side refrigerator with ice and water dispenser and filter

  • Gas self cleaning range with sealed burners

  • Microwave range hood combo

  • Dishwasher with sound insulation and delayed start

  • Garbage Disposal

  • Super quiet bathroom exhaust fans


Air Sealing Detail Package

  • ATIC (Air tight insulation contact) recessed can lighting

  • Caulk all cracks including top and bottom wall plates

  • Spray foam or caulk all electrical and plumbing penetrations

  • Tyvek exterior house wrap with the seams taped (allows moisture to escape but keeps air and moisture out)

  • Energy efficient dryer vent

  • Ice and water tape on the exterior around windows

Air Sealing Details