A new home look, plus sustainable savings
This sustainable townhome, located on Dorchester Place NE in Cedar Rapids, has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. It features a modern style, including granite countertops and an open-concept layout. If you only looked at this home’s exterior, and the listing price, it wouldn’t seem any different from your average new home. However, the difference lies within the construction, insulation and integration of technology, which allows for cleaner air, even temperatures and an all-around quieter home.
This home is also Zero Energy Ready; like all of the sustainable homes we build. Zero Energy Ready homes are cost-effective, high performance residences built to provide a healthy living environment with a level of energy efficiency, comfort, and durability unparalleled in today’s marketplace. Each certified home, including this one, is so energy efficient that a small solar electric system can easily offset most, if not all, of the owner’s annual energy consumption.
This Zero Energy Ready home, along with any other sustainable home built by Allan Custom Homes, must meet the program’s specifications for advanced construction practices and technologies. Certifications are issued by independent verifiers so you can guarantee any sustainable home built by Allan Custom Homes meets all of the Zero Energy Ready standards.
Every detail matters
What makes us different from other sustainable home builders is our consideration for energy conservation and functionality from the very moment we start designing our homes. From the interior layout of the home to the materials used on the home’s exterior; we keep the future homeowner in mind every step of the way. Because every single detail is considered throughout the home building process, we’re able to provide maximum comfort and functionality so the future homeowner doesn’t just see this as a house, they see it as a home.
Good for the environment and the budget
Paul Brundell, founder and CEO of Allan Custom Homes, helps design and build all of our sustainable homes from start to finish. Just like our other energy efficient homes, this home isn’t just good for the environment. It’s good for your wallet too.
“Our new Dorchester condos will provide buyers an estimated $1,241 annually in energy savings compared to a minimum code compliant house, which in many cases, could equal a monthly mortgage payment on this home,” said Paul.
Interested sustainable home buyers can also apply for a Green Mortgage, which is a mortgage program that helps buyers qualify for a larger mortgage in order to afford an energy efficient home. It’s safe to say these homes are a great long-term investment.
Don’t just take our word for it, hear it first-hand from a buyer! Click here to read an article about one of our sustainable home success stories.