Building Green

OUR COMMITMENT TO YOUR HOME AND OUR EARTH

We believe that GREEN for us, will become the constant search for products and systems that will help our customers have homes that are more energy efficient, economical to own, comfortable to live in, and that will leave a smaller “carbon footprint”. In recent years, we see products like tankless hot water heaters, compact fluorescent lighting, and Energy Star appliances becoming more readily available and more affordable than ever.

Part of our commitment is to be steadfast in our continued search for new energy efficient options and be selective of everyday construction products by considering factors such as how they’re made and where they’re made. We are proud to offer these items on our GREEN option lineup to customers that also seek to preserve the environment and save energy costs in the long run.

GREEN PRODUCTS AND MEASURES MAKE THE DIFFERENCE

Every Harrington Home is delivered using a combination of energy efficient, environmentally friendly, and sustainable products and features. Below find many of the standards and options that Harrington already uses or offers to every customer:

Energy Efficiency

  • High Performance, High Efficiency Windows
  • Programmable Thermostats
  • High Efficiency Forced Air Systems13+ Seer Air Conditioning Options
  • 2×6 Exterior Walls to allow for better insulation
  • Cellulose InsulationTyvek House Wrap
  • Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFLs)
  • Energy Star Appliances

Water Wise

  • Water conserving lavatory faucets
  • Low-flow Toilets
  • Toilets with Dual Flush Technology
  • Tankless Hot Water Heaters
  • Energy Star Appliances

Renewable & Sustainable Resources

  • Geothermal Heating/Cooling Systems
  • PV (Solar) Systems
  • Wind Power Systems
  • Tankless Hot Water Heaters
  • We only select lumber from new growth forests
  • Concrete and concrete block made with post-consumer recycled material
  • Carpet made from post-consumer recycled plastics
  • Low VOC paints available
  • Solid surface countertops available made with Post-consumer recycled products

GREEN RESOURCES

ENERGYSTAR Every Harrington Homes meets or exceeds the standards of being qualified as an Energy Star labeled home. A small fee to have your home qualified by an independent verifier can mean greater benefits and savings to you for the life of your home.
Visit the Energy Star® Website

National Association of Home Builders The NationalAssociation of Home Builders (NAHB) partnership to support their National Green Building Program™, which ensures the authenticity of state and local green building programs with the use of a national scoring tool. Visit the NAHB Website

EPA Water Sense WaterSense®, a partnership program sponsored by the EPA to help protect the future water supply by promoting water efficiency. A special label helps consumers identify water-efficient products and programs that meet water efficiency and performance criteria. Harrington Homes proudly features many Moen and Kohler products that meet this WaterSense® criteria. Visit the WaterSense® Website

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