sus•tain•a•bil•i•ty, noun
characterized by a practice that sustains a given condition without destroying or depleting natural resources or polluting the environment

Energy costs are still on everyone’s mind. Energy awareness is at the top of the list for the Values That Matter™ program. To ensure that operating costs are minimized, every Values That Matter™ home is required to be Energy Star (or equivalent) approved.

The components of the Energy Star Program are:

• Effective Insulation
• Tight Construction and Ducts
• Efficient Heating and Cooling Equipment
• High Performance Windows
• Efficient Products
• Third Party Verification

Green building techniques help in the effort to achieve a sustainable
and safe environment for current and future generations.
Values That Matter™ homes are designed to be sensitive to
air quality, water usage, recycling and passive solar techniques.