Energy Efficient Homes

From the beginning of the green-building trend, Double R Builders has strived to build the most energy efficient, environmentally friendly homes within the budget constraints for the project. George thoroughly researches products that they and their customers consider putting in the homes they build. When meeting with a new client in the beginning design stage, George and Gretchen review with them all energy-saving products available. They are also mindful of the return on investment of each product. Their experience shows that building green and energy efficient doesn’t have to cost more if you pick the right combination of complementary products and materials and install them correctly. That’s the experience they bring to the table.

One of Double R Builders’ past projects, a spec home, is a 3,775 =-square-foot, tile-roofed, stucco and stone facade home located in an upscale gated community on a hilltop with Hill Country and partial Lake Travis views. On the inside, there is a barrel, faux-painted ceiling, medallions set in floor and wall tile and much more. But, the real value of the home is beyond the walls. It is thoroughly foam insulated and sports an eight-zone HVAC system. Its Energy Star rating is sure to save the homeowner on energy costs. It is homes like this one that have forged a reputation for Double R Builders as being on the leading edge of home building technology.  Click here for more detail about the energy efficient and eco-friendly green features of this home.

Double R Builders is always evaluating new technologies that will be green, energy efficient and cost effective for their client, and their clients appreciate George and Gretchen’s efforts.
Here is what one of our clients, an owner of a Double R Builders-built home in Lakeway, had to say,

After much research regarding builders in the Austin area, my husband and I met with George and Gretchen Richards. Immediately, we were struck by their professionalism, knowledge, attention to detail and know-how with regards to green building and energy efficiency.

This project qualified for an Energy Star rating that significantly exceeded the standard requirements. In fact, the testing engineer, Roger Jennings, AVAIL, LLC, stated,

Double R Builders’ homes remain the best-built homes I have tested. With [this spec home], they achieved a personal best, building 36% better than modern code.

Click here to read more about Double R’s Energy Star Certification on the Double R Builders Green Living page.

If you are thinking about building an energy-efficient custom home or renovating your current home, please contact us for a consultation.