Milwaukie, OR (PressExposure) April 16, 2009 -- The Oregon Home Builders Association is holding an event for the new Energy Performance Score that helps homeowners understand energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions.
The event starts April 18, 2009 and runs through April 19, 2009 from 10am to 6pm at 11501 SE Aquila Street in Happy Valley, OR 97086
The new Energy Performance Score (EPS) displays the home's energy consumption and related carbon dioxide emissions. An EPS helps homebuyers understand how a home will perform, and also allows them to comparison shop based on energy use, carbon impact and estimated energy savings. Energy Trust will offer home buyer education on the EPS at the Firenze house by Marnella Homes. The builder has left portions of the home unfinished for the show, giving visitors a unique "behind the walls" view of the energy-efficiency features, including blown-in-blanket insulation and extensive air sealing practices, plus a peek at the high-efficiency heating, cooling, ventilation and water heating systems.
Marnella homes is proud to offer the sustainable, earth-friendly living you've always wanted combined with the lifestyle you've come to expect. Built to save you both time and money, without the sacrifice. We choose only the finest interior amenities with environmental awareness and innovative product lines unequaled in both quality, styling and cutting-edge of sustainability with your health and future comfort in mind. Our refreshing, newly designed interiors are built to Earth AdvantageÂ® and Energy StarÂ® rated standards, as well as to exceed the 2008 energy code and perform 30% to 50% better than the code requires. Our beautifully landscaped exteriors feature water saving indigenous plants.
Marnella Homes offers the most advanced HVAC system in Oregon. Eliminating about 2 tons of wasted energy per household, per year, the HVAC offers buyers a heating and hot water system that is over 95% efficient. This mix of forced air heating and the continuous introduction of fresh air creates the most comfortable living environment. Highly efficient fan motors ensure low operating cost while constantly circulating filtered air that equalizes temperatures and provides fresh air to every room.
All these green, sustainable details are meant to save you both time and money, with lower energy costs and more leisure time to spend enjoying your new home and community.