Clean & Green Program
The Kettler Forlines Homes Clean & Green Program is our commitment to improving energy efficiency, durability, and indoor air quality in our homes. This means lower costs for heating, cooling, and maintenance, providing our homeowners with the satisfaction that they are living in a safe and comfortable home that helps reduce environmental impact – now and in the future. Our ENERGY STAR and EPA Indoor airPLUS certified homes are eco-friendly and designed to keep you comfortable and save you money all year long.
Our Energy Star HomesEnergy Efficient, Luxury Living
The homes at The Reserve at Brightwell Crossing incorporate luxury amenities that elevate the standard of living here. Since Kettler Forlines Homes also believes in the importance of energy efficiency, we’ve incorporated materials and processes that ensure your custom-built home respects the environment and gives you the rewards for living “green”. We are proud that our homes are certified to ENERGY STAR’s high standards, which means they are designed and built to standards well above most other homes on the market today.
Your New Home Includes:
- Built and certified to ENERGY STAR for homes 3.1 standards
- Built and certified to EPA Indoor airPLUS for indoor air quality
- 51 HERS score average by an independent, third-party inspector
- Extensive insulation package including thermal bridging foam sheathing
- 14 SEER, dual zone heating and air conditioning
- Programmable thermostats
- Energy-efficient, power-vented, gas water heater
- Raised roof truss system for maximum ceiling insulation effectiveness
Kettler Forlines Homes is committed to designing and building ENERGY STAR certified homes for lasting comfort and eco-friendliness.
Learn more at www.energystar.gov
Why Energy Star?Watch the video to learn more.
Why Indoor airPLUS?Watch the video to learn more.
HERS Index Content
The HERS Index is the industry standard by which a home’s energy efficiency is measured. The HERS or Home Energy Rating System was developed by RESNET and is the nationally recognized system for inspecting and calculating a home’s energy performance. Certified Home Energy Raters conduct inspections to verify a home’s energy performance and determine what improvements can be made to increase it.
What the Numbers Mean…
The lower the HERS score, the more energy-efficient it is. The average HERS score for a new Kettler Forlines home at The Reserve at Brightwell Crossing is 51. By comparison, a typical resale home scores 130. A new home at The Reserve at Brightwell Crossing, compared to a 130 HERS rating on a typical resale home, results in thousands of dollars in energy savings. (The estimated annual savings is based on standard operating conditions and it will vary by house type.) For further details, please see our Community Sales Manager.
Who recognizes the HERS Index?
- The mortgage industry for qualifying for an energy-efficient mortgage
- U.S. EPA for ENERGY STAR 3.1 labeled homes
- U.S. Department of Energy for Building American and National Builders Challenge programs
*NOTE: A typical resale home in the United States is rated at 130 on the HERS Index, while a standard new home that conforms to the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) scores 100. These figures have been determined by the U.S. Department of Energy.
** Average score of homes built at Brightwell Crossing includes all finished spaces.
Kettler Forlines Homes at The Reserve at Brightwell Crossing is rated by Thomas H. Marston, with Energy Services Group, a certified, third-party, independent rating company. Rater ID 2305868