Energy-Efficient Homes in Oklahoma
Are you considering purchasing or building a new, energy-efficient home in Oklahoma? With our energy-saving features, your house will operate more efficiently than existing homes in Oklahoma. OG&E independently certifies our houses with their Positive Energy qualifications. We offer strategically designed and energy-efficient floor plans for new home builds.
Smart, energy-efficient, and beautiful homes
Utilizing OG&E’s Positive Energy Certification standards, and the National Home Builders Certification process for green homes, we designed our homes to save both energy and money for the homeowner. Our best practices include advanced framing, better insulation, reduced thermal breaks, and professionally installed windows to reduce drafts and leaks. These features come in addition to our standard features.
Features of an energy-efficient home
As a new home builder in the Oklahoma City area, we design our energy-efficient, high-performance homes to help you live healthier and save up to 20% each year on your energy bills.
Thermal Enclosure: Advanced framing, air sealing and ventilation, quality insulation, and high-performance windows save energy and reduce maintenance costs. These energy-saving features lower monthly utility bills and enhance comfort by maintaining even temperatures throughout the house.
Advanced Water Management: Gutters and flashing protect roofs, walls, and foundations from water damage.
High-efficiency HVAC Systems: Two Structures chooses high-performance HVAC systems designed for optimal moisture control, better indoor air quality, and of course your family’s comfort.
Energy-efficient appliances and lighting: Our homes have energy and water-conserving features, such as ENERGY STAR appliances, low-flow faucets, water-conserving toilets and tankless water heaters – all of which save you money every month.
What is the HERS Index?
The Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index is the industry standard by which a home’s energy efficiency is measured. It is also the nationally recognized system for inspecting, testing, and calculating a home’s energy performance. Your HERS index tells you exactly how big these savings could be for you. A low HERS index can:
- Save you money by reducing energy bills.
- Provide a healthier living environment for you and your family.
- Reduce your impact on the environment by requiring less energy.
How to calculate a HERS home energy rating
Two Structures Homes are built to fulfill the requirements to achieve a strong HERS rating. An energy rating assessment consists of a series of diagnostic tests using specialized equipment, such as a blower door test, duct leakage tester, combustion analyzer, thermal imaging, and infrared cameras.
These checks will show:
- The effectiveness of insulation inside walls and ceilings
- The amount and location of air leaks in the home
- The amount of leakage from HVAC ducts
- Potential combustion safety issues
Other factors we consider:
- Quality of windows, doors, vents, and ductwork
- Condition of the water heating system and thermostats
- Floors over unconditioned spaces such as garages or basements
- Condition of attics, foundations and crawlspaces.
Once the tests have been completed, a computerized simulation analysis will be used to calculate a rating score on the HERS Index. Our homes outperform most new constructions in the Oklahoma City metro.