Pembroke, NH (PressExposure) May 11, 2009 -- Building on its experience designing thousands of custom homes and its leadership in delivering homes built to the highest green standards in the country, Epoch Homes (www.EpochHomes.com) introduces the Epoch Eco Collection of Homes. Each unique home design offers an efficient floor plan that optimizes the use of space for todayâs lifestyles, and then incorporates building science and systems to comply with Energy Star and the 2009 National Green Building Standard ICC-700 Silver Level. The result is a collection of homes that offer a high level of sustainability without the high price. From colonial to contemporary, the Eco Collection offers a wide rage of styles and sizes.
âWhile Epoch Homes enjoys working with customers who have strong ideas on what they want in a fully custom green home, we are also aware that there are many customers who would rather rely on our research and experience for their design,â says Company CEO, John Ela. The Eco Collection Homes are designed to balance budget with sustainable design options. Ela says, âOur design goal was to expand upon our custom designed homes by offering some value engineered green homes that are lower cost to purchase and operate, while still offering a healthy lifestyle and resource efficiency. The Epoch Eco Collection opens the door to sustainable housing for a much wider market.â The product line is also available to developers who want to make a quick transition to building green.
Features of the Epoch Eco Collection Energy efficient systems and state of the art insulation provide low air infiltration and major reductions in energy costs, for a lifetime of savings. Energy saving elements include: â¢ Icynene Spray Foam Insulation reduces air infiltration and energy consumption. â¢ Motion activated Energy Star bath fans ducted outside also control humidity. â¢ Energy Star Low E Windows complete a tightly constructed shell
Water efficient elements such as water conserving fixtures and faucets increases resource efficiency and protect the local ecosystem. Water efficient elements include: â¢ Dual flush toilets reduce excess water usage. â¢ Water conserving faucets and showerheads save resources.
Indoor Air Quality is maintained using green materials and practices, including insulation endorsed by the American Lung Association. Elements to improve indoor quality for a healthier living environment also include: â¢ Low VOC Paint, glues and caulk reduce the introduction of toxins. â¢ Low formaldehyde certified plywood and sheathing are standard.
Resource Efficiency is enhanced with green materials that offer durability and reduce maintenance, while modular construction technology offers efficiency and quality. Elements to improve resource efficiency include: â¢ Koma Trim, vinyl siding, and vinyl windows reduce maintenance chores. â¢ Modular Constructionâs controlled factory environment improves quality lessens construction waste, allows for building tighter built structures to improve energy efficiency, and lessens environmental impact on the land and local community.
In 2009, Epoch Homes celebrates its 26th year of innovation and providing quality custom homes to discerning home owners. Epoch became the first modular home manufacturer in the nation to be certified under the Modular Green Approved program now offered by the NAHB Research Center, and one of the first to offer homes designed to meet the LEED for Homes Platinum level, supports Energy Star and LEED for Homes certification, and sells through a growing network of Builders.
For more information on Green Building, to visit our online Design Center, and to see hundreds of Epoch Homes, please visit our web site at http://www.EpochHomes.com. Visit an upcoming open house and factory tour.