Home Energy

Get Comfortable with The Stone Cottage Construction Energy Advantage

Here at SCC, we’ve made planet-friendly building practices a part of our commitment to superior quality, comfort and design with our Energy Advantage Program. This is our way of contributing to ecologically responsible lifestyles, while saving our homeowners money, and making our homes even more comfortable.

Here’s how we make your SCC – and your life – even better!

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HERS Ratings

All Stone Cottage Construction Homes are given a HERS rating score. The HERS index measures home energy efficiency. The lower the number, the more energy efficient your home is.

For example:

  • A typical resale home scores 130 on the HERS Index.
  • A standard new home scores 100.
  • A home with a HERS score of 70 is 30% more energy efficient than a standard new home.
  • A home with a HERS score of 130 is 30% less energy efficient than a standard new home.
  • A Stone Cottage Construction our home averages 50!

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We value R-Values

Insulation’s resistance to conductive heat flow is measured in terms of thermal resistance or R-value. The higher the R-value, the greater the insulating effectiveness.

Every Stone Cottage construction home includes:

  • R-49 attic insulation
  • R-21 insulated side walls
  • R-10 with and spray foam joist

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Energy Star

Stone Cottage Construction homes feature Energy Star® appliances and windows.

What is ENERGY STAR®? 

ENERGY STAR is the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) program that encourages individuals to save money and protect our climate through superior energy efficiency. Introduced in 1992, ENERGY STAR is designed to identify and promote energy-efficient products to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Why choose ENERGY STAR® products?

Installing ENERGY STAR certified products lowers costs. For example, in a typical home, replacing single-pane windows with ENERGY STAR windows may save hundreds of dollars AND thousands of pounds of carbon dioxide.