Residential New Construction
Build in energy efficiency from the ground up.
Because it has higher quality insulation (and more of it), your energy-efficient new home can better withstand winter’s chill and summer’s heat. Your builder will also use the latest techniques to install insulation that minimizes voids and gaps that can lead to drafts.
Tighter Building Shell
Air leaks around pipes and air ducts can make a home uncomfortable and drive up utility costs. In an energy-efficient home, better sealing ensures your home is at least 20 percent tighter than building code requirements.
Improved Air Circulation
Your new home will have heating, ventilation, and air conditioning duct systems that perform about 33 percent more efficiently than those designed to building code standards. That means the right amount of air reaches every room in your home.
A special invisible coating on energy-efficient windows helps keep your home cool in summer and warm in winter. Plus, it helps protect carpets, drapes, and furnishings from the fading effects of sunlight.
The Home Energy Rating System (HERS®) Index measures a home’s energy efficiency.
Know upfront how much electricity you’ll use to heat and cool your home. Guaranteed.
Duke Energy works with builders to help ensure the use of energy-efficient products and building practices.