BeaconCrest Homes

Energy Efficiency Infograph


1. Independent Testing:

Rating of all homes by independent energy home certified 3rd party inspector. Stringent testing for air infiltration and HVAC system performance.

2. Exterior Walls:

2x6 construction for improved R-21 insulation rating.

3. Ventilation:

Whole house system incorporated for minimum air exchange rate with outside environment.

4. Qualified Appliances:

Using far less energy than the federal minimum standards for energy consumption.

5. Low-E Windows:

Lowering energy bills and protecting from cold and heat, while reducing condensation and interior fading.

6. Doors & Skylights:

Performing at independently certified levels to meet or exceed U.S. Department of Energy Guidelines.

7. High Efficiency HVAC:

2nd floor HVAC zones utilizing efficient 90+ gas furnaces save up to 20% on heating and cooling costs. HVAC systems installed within the thermal building envelope.

8. Plumbing:

1.5 gallon low-flow shower heads. Rinnai tankless water heater (VA). 50 gallon Energy Star rated hot water tank (MD). Insulated hot water pipes. High-efficiency toilets use significantly less water than previous 3.5 gallon toilets.

9. Brick & Stone:

These natural materials are acquired within a 500 mile radius for minimum use of fuel.

10. Cabinets:

These are certified under the Environmental Stewardship Program, with a commitment to the responsible use of resources through sound environmental management and sustainable practices with certification based on compliance of 18 different criteria in 5 areas.

11. Carpet Pad:

Manufactured without CFCs consisting of recycled materials.

12. Energy Efficient Features:

These include air sealing & tight construction, increased insulation & energy efficient windows, appliances, HVAC, exterior doors & lighting.

13. Exterior Trim:

Combination of wood from whole logs and chips without waste acquired within 200 miles for fuel savings, and durable, maintenance-free PVC.

14. Interior Doors:

These are made from sawmill chips and utilize 100% phenolic resins, meeting the strictest formaldehyde emission levels and contributing toward a LEED credit.

15. Landscaping:

“Xeriscaping” by using native and regionally appropriate trees and vegetation requiring less watering, fertilizers, herbicides and naturally complementing the natural setting.

16. Lumber:

Much of our lumber is derived from a 500 mile radius, minimizing fuel costs.

17. OSB:

Our sheathing is manufactured from a wide range of fast growing species and from relatively small trees.

18. Paint:

Low VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) Emissions.

19. Trusses:

Utilize pre-manufactured low VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) building components certified by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative under NAHB Model Green Homebuilding guidelines.

20. Seeding & Sod:

This contributes to our Green program through reclamation on all of our sites.

21. Siding:

Long lasting Hardie Plank siding from natural materials.

22. Recycled Construction Debris:

We are participating in an innovative, new program to recycle construction site debris.

Energy. Health. Environment. You.

BeaconCrest Homes is committed to making smarter construction and healthier living part of your definition of luxury. Energy efficiency for lower utility costs. Improved air quality & insulation for your well-being. Conscious construction techniques for minimal environmental impact. A simply better home, for you.


As a multiple ENERGY STAR Leadership Award winner, the Craftmark family of homebuilders achieves HERS® Index ratings almost half that of the average new home!* That's huge savings for you every month.


BeaconCrest homes are not just built for luxury and lifestyle. Every home is crafted with our homeowners’ health and well-being in mind. Indoor air quality is enhanced through tight construction, duct sealing and increased insulation.


BeaconCrest Homes’ dedication to environmental preservation is evident through our efforts in conservation, water efficiency and resource management. We make locally acquired and recyclable products a priority wherever we build.


From blueprint to construction, from material and appliance selections to finishing touches and luxury details, your BeaconCrest home is designed to be healthy, environmentally-friendly, and quality constructed.

BeaconCrest Homes and the entire family of Craftmark Group builders strive to meet and exceed EPA energy efficiency guidelines whenever possible, saving you money and helping to protect the environment by promoting green living.