2014 Energy Star Market Leader

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Posted on 22nd April 2014 by Grand_Homes in Dallas Real Estate |Real Estate News

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estarGrand Homes has been recognized as a 2014 ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Market Leader for our commitment to ensure that our homes are energy efficient.

To receive this award, our homes must meet strict guidelines for energy efficiency set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that require an integrated approach to design combined with tried-and-true best building practices. Upon completion, each home must undergo third-party inspection of energy performance to guarantee that it is at least 30% more efficient than typical new homes built today.

We have taken the next step in building the best home for our customers by using only the best materials for our homes including radiant barrier roof decking, 2 x 6 wall construction rather than 2 x 4, 16 SEER HVAC systems, vinyl Low E windows, R-38 Ceiling insulation and more! All of this so our customers can experience lower utility bills, higher resale value and a greater comfort level knowing their home is protecting the environment.

In the past year, we have contributed to 509 ENERGY STAR certified homes being added to the market. This is equivalent to eliminating the emissions from 181 vehicles, saving 923,835 lbs of coal and planting 713 acres of trees.

Visit grandhomes.com for more information on our award winning homes.

8 Steps to Smart Gardening

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Posted on 19th April 2012 by Grand_Homes in Homeowner Tips

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In honor of Earth Day this weekend, we thought we would take this opportunity to talk about an area of the home that is very important, but gets very little attention on our blog: the garden!  Gardens serve so many great purposes from making your home look welcoming and pretty to providing food for your family.  And since everyone has different levels of green in their thumb we thought we would share a fun and beginner-friendly article about how to start and maintain a garden of your own.  Enjoy!

Article Coutresy of:HGTV.com

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