Keith Homes won two housing excellence awards for the third year in a row at the 2015 Builders Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh (BAMP) dinner on December 10th. Both winning homes were in the Green Building/ Energy Efficient categories.
In the Green/ Energy Efficient Home under $500,000 category, the winning home was a Cottonwood style home with four bedrooms and a spacious main level featuring a gourmet kitchen and a formal dining room. Independently tested by a third party, the house earned a HERS score of 43 and is certified Energy Star 3. To meet current building codes, a home’s HERS score must be below 100. To meet the Energy Star standard, a house must score less than 80. Every Keith Home exceeds the Energy Star standard. This year our houses had the best scores we have ever had and we continue to strive to improve further with each home we build. With a HERS score of 43, the owner of this home can expect to see energy savings of $1,078 per year over the typical NEW home, and $1,616 per year over the typical existing home.
In the Green/Energy Efficient Home under $850,000 category, the winning home is a custom-built Colonial with over 3,500 square feet of living space. It’s HERS score of 45 and it’s energy efficient features and construction techniques mean that the owners of this home can look forward to spending half as much on their utility bills as similar homes not built to our high standard.