Built for the way you live...

100% Energy Star ® Certified Homes

Better energy efficiency and performance means lower utility and maintenance costs. Homes earning the ENERGY STAR label use 15-30 percent less energy than typical new homes, and even more when compared to most resale homes on the market today. You’ll see, feel, and hear the difference of a heating and cooling system that has been engineered and installed to efficiently deliver comfort. Enjoy consistent temperatures across every room and a constant supply of fresh, filtered air reducing indoor pollutants, dust, pollen, and other allergens.

Why Build Green...

As a green building company, Homes by Joe Boyden offers certified green homes that earn their designation through energy efficiency, site planning, healthy materials, durability, sustainability and other green practices. We build homes of all sizes and in many locations. 

There is every reason a green home can be just as luxurious as a standard custom home, if not moreso . . . it's the way of the future.  Homes by Joe Boyden leads the way, finding products that are non-toxic and made with earth friendly materials, combining the eco-home with enduring quality construction, and beautiful design. 

At Homes By Joe Boyden, our goal is to build your luxury green home and make your dreams come true in a plan that meets your budget, lasts a lifetime, and helps the environment.

The Building Envelope

  • High-Efficiency Insulation: Our blown-in fiberglass R-25 exterior walls, R-50 attic floors, and Radiant Barrier reduces summer heat gain, winter heat loss and improves energy usage. The low-E3 vinyl windows reflect away heat radiation in summer and retains heat in the winter.
  • Air Conditioning & Heating Systems: R 410A refrigerant, a 15 SEER rating eco-friendly refrigerant, is an environmentally safe liquid coolant Energy Star® Thermostat, which adjusts temperature settings, saving energy while you’re away. All of our ducts are designed and properly sealed for comfort and energy efficiency.
  • Appliances: Our Energy Star® qualified dishwashers use less energy than the federal minimum standard for energy consumption and less hot water than conventional models.
  • High-Efficiency Hot Water Heating: We feature water heating systems in all of our homes that provide hot water and with extreme energy efficiency.
  • Water Conservation: We include low-flow plumbing fixtures, including toilet, faucets and showerheads, that conserve water more efficiently when compared to conventional fixtures while providing the same utility.
  • Moisture Control: In order to prevent moisture entry and to provide a means of escape for moisture that does enter the home is the goal for every Design Tech home, which is why we use Tyvek House WrapTM, a water resistive barrier material.

HERS Ratings Meet or Exceed Energy Star Requirements

A Home Energy Rater uses specially-designed software to analyze the expected energy use of the home based on the home's construction plans. This analysis yields a projected, pre-construction rating score called a HERS Index. Design Tech Homes works together with the Home Energy Rater to identify the energy efficiency improvements needed to ensure each home will meet ENERGY STAR performance guidelines.

Duct Blaster Tested

Homes by Joe Boyden uses a Home Energy Rater to conduct onsite inspections, typically including a duct test (to test the leakiness of the ducts)

Blower Door Tested

Homes by Joe Boyden uses a Home Energy Rater to conduct onsite inspections, typically including a blower door test (to test the leakiness of the house)

Fresh Air Intakes & Return Air Vents

An effective air filtration system is critical to maintaining proper indoor air quality. The system we install in your new home creates an indoor environment with less dust and fewer odors thereby helping to reduce potential health risks.

3rd Part Rated and Inspected

At Homes by Joe Boyden, we require independent inspections to certify that your home meets the stringent requirements of the Energy Star® program. In partnership with the EPA, Homes by Joe Boyden  is committed to making a difference in the lives of homeowners through participation in the ENERGY STAR® program.