As a master-planned community in the Gateway to the Texas Hill Country, Caliterra in Dripping Springs puts a big emphasis on being eco-friendly and energy-efficient. The custom homes and floorplans from our luxury homebuilders are not only beautiful, but they’re also energy efficient. Today, Caliterra is going to tell you why energy efficiency is important.
What is Energy Efficiency?
In its simplest form, energy efficiency means using less energy to accomplish the same amount of work. The most common way in which energy efficiency is measured is by work per unit of energy. Common metrics of measurement for homes are energy use per square foot and energy use intensity (EUI).
Ways to Increase Energy Efficiency
The first way to ensure that a home is energy efficient is to have it built by luxury homebuilders that have a reputation for green building. All of the homebuilders in the master-planned community of Caliterra in Dripping Springs use floorplans that are designed to optimize the home’s EUI.
You can also improve your home’s energy efficiency by using energy-efficient appliances and switching out your regular light bulbs for LED or Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs). Here are a few other ways to help you save energy in your home.
Benefits of Energy-Efficient Homes
There are quite a few benefits to living in an energy-efficient home. The first, and most noticeable, benefit would be a low utility bill. Caliterra’s energy-efficient, custom homes are designed to save you energy and money.
Located in Dripping Springs, the master-planned community of Caliterra is the Gateway to the Texas Hill Country and we take great pride in our energy-efficient, luxury homebuilders. To find out more about Caliterra and our custom homes, you can visit the Caliterra living website.
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