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At Foley Builders, we construct all of our homes to meet or exceed energy star standards. Energy Efficient and Green building results in much more than the reduction of a home's environmental footprint. By owning a green home, you'll benefit tremendously from lower utility costs, increased comfort, improved environmental quality, enhanced durability, and personal satisfaction. Foley Builders offers everything you'll need for a smarter, healthier, and more energy efficient home:



Make Your Family More Comfortable With:

  • Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) - ICFs can protect concrete from temperature extremes, freezing, and rapid drying, making the rooms in your house much more comfortable.
  • Radiant - Radiant heat, which is installed beneath a finished floor, heats the surrounding air and flooring material.
  • Emergency Powered Backup Systems - Keep your family content during emergency situations. Backup systems make it possible for homeowners to have continued access to electrical service during power outages.

Improve The Air You Breathe by Using:

  • Low or No-Voc Paints, Finishes, and Adhesives - Volatile Organic Compounds, or VOCs, diminish air quality, and may be detrimental to your health. Most manufacturers now offer paints that are odorless and completely free of VOCs.
  • High-Efficiency whole house Air Infiltration System - The EPA estimates that indoor pollution levels can be up to five times higher than outdoor levels. High efficiency air filters can greatly reduce indoor pollutants, airborne bacteria, and allergens.
  • Central Air Purification/Ventilation/Dehumidification Systems - Dehumidifying ventilators provide fresh air induction that is filtered and dehumidified for residential applications. These systems can greatly reduce indoor air pollution, making your home much more livable.

Experience Convenience and Personal Satisfaction with:

  • Compact fluorescent lamps (CFL) CFLs are up to 4 times more efficient and last up to 10 times longer than incandescent bulbs
  • Induction Cooktops - Induction cooktops use a magnetic field that directly heats the pot, cooking your meal faster and using less energy than conventional cooktops.
  • Structured Wiring Systems - Many consumers have strong networking needs. They may want to transfer more data, interconnect computer system components, remotely control home security or HVAC systems, or increase video entertainment capabilities. Structured wiring systems can meet these demands.
  • Information Age Wiring Technology - Home Automation systems can monitor who's at the front door over the television set, buy electricity from the cheapest source, or turn on the coffee pot via the internet. Home automation can control a home's systems from a single control center.

Lower Utility Bills with:

  • Geothermal Heat Pumps - These ground-source heat pumps use the natural heat storage capacity of the earth or ground water to provide energy efficient heating and cooling.
  • Tankless Water Heaters - Throw away your water heater tank and shave up to twenty percent of your water heating bill. Tankless water heaters provide hot water at a preset temperature when needed without storage, thereby reducing or eliminating standby losses.
  • Combined Heat and Power Generation - CHP systems are extremely efficient and use natural gas to produce heat and electricity simultaneously.
  • Programmable Thermostats - Programmable thermostats save energy by permitting occupants to set temperatures according to whether the house is occupied.


It's time to go solar!

You've probably been thinking about solar energy. It's the right thing to do for the environment but now with the high cost of energy and new State and Federal incentives, it could be the right thing to do for your personal finances as well. You can earn up to 20% Annual returns and be paid back in as little as 3-5 years. Be the first in Your Neighborhood to say "I have Gone Solar"

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Reduce Maintenance Costs and Make Your Home last longer by using:

  • Insulated Vinyl Siding - Using foam backing, insulated vinyl siding is more energy efficient and impact resistant than traditional siding
  • Sprayed Foam Insulation - Spray foam can be used as an insulating and air sealing product for residential wall and ceiling cavities. Spray foams are environmentally friendly and can eliminate the need for separate air-tightness detailing.
  • Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems - EIF Systems significantly decrease the possibility of water damage and drastically improve energy efficiency

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