Energy Efficient

ENERGY STAR, Indoor Air Plus, Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Ready and Green Building practices are standard in a High Performance New Home.

Hers Rated Homes for Energy Savings and Comfort

With each new Hers Rated qualified home from Charles Thomas Homes, the future looks a little brighter.  The Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index is the industry standard by which a home’s energy efficiency is measured. It’s also the nationally recognized system for inspecting and calculating a home’s energy performance.

A certified Home Energy Rater assesses the energy efficiency of a home, assigning it a relative performance score. The lower the number, the more energy efficient the home.The U.S. Department of Energy has determined that a typical resale home scores 130 on the HERS Index while a standard new home is awarded a rating of 100.

  • A home with a HERS Index Score of 70 is 30% more energy efficient than a standard new home
  • A home with a HERS Index Score of 130 is 30% less energy efficient than a standard new home
  • Charles Thomas Homes Hers ratings average in the low 50’s.  That is nearly 50% better than a standard new home

Our Homes Provide

LOWER UTILITY BILLS Our ENERGY STAR qualified homes use substantially less energy—delivering $500 to $1,000 in annual savings. Over the average 7 to 8 years you may live in your home, this adds up to thousands of dollars saved on utility bills. THE GOVERNMENT BACKED ENERGY STAR LABEL Home buying is complex enough without having to know all the details of energy-efficient construction. Instead, look for the ENERGY STAR label to easily identify homes that are truly energy efficient.

Comfort and Quiet

Properly installed energy efficiency features deliver better protection against cold, heat, drafts, moisture, pollution, and noise. Our ENERGY STAR qualified homes help to provide consistent temperatures, improved indoor air quality, and greater durability.

Lower Maintenance

Enjoy the peace of mind that comes with a low-maintenance home. Tight construction and long-lasting, efficient equipment make our homes more durable, helping to minimize many of the maintenance problems found in typical homes.

Environmental Protection

Buying an ENERGY STAR qualified home is a decision you can be proud of. Energy used in our homes often comes from the burning of fossil fuels at power plants, which contributes to smog, acid rain, and global warming. By using less energy, your new ENERGY STAR qualified home helps to reduce the amount of air pollution generated. For more information on New Homes built to Energy Star Version 3 standards, visit

Indoor airPlus

Every Charles Thomas Home is built healthy standards according to the EPA’s Indoor AirPlus program.

Healthy Homes

Charles says our homes are Healthy and Energy Efficient.