As one of the premier builders of custom homes in Northern Virginia, Sekas Homes is dedicated to the highest standard of excellence. For generations, we have been building homes that are not only beautiful, but energy-efficient as well. Our custom home builders meet or exceed ENERGY STAR® qualifications for energy-efficient homes in order to improve the environment and increase overall home performance. We offer a wide range of green building options that will improve your energy efficiency without sacrificing quality or luxury.
Our Green Building Practices in Vienna & the Surrounding Areas
Because of our dedication to sustainability and green building, our custom homes use less energy than older homes half their size! Some of our energy-saving green building practices include installing:
- High-efficiency windows, such as Andersen 400 Series Low-E4 Windows
- ENERGY STAR® certified GE appliances
- High-efficiency hot water heaters, HVAC systems, and bath fans
- Low-flow toilets and plumbing fixtures
- Energy-saving foam insulation for exterior walls
- Reflective roofing plywood, including TechShield Radiant Barrier
- Programmable thermostats
- Home automation systems
- And more!
In addition to our numerous standard energy-efficient building practices, we can provide many green building materials on request such as bamboo flooring, sustainable carpeting, and more. All of our green home options are designed to provide an energy-efficient solution without sacrificing luxury, comfort, or quality.
When demolishing existing homes, Sekas Homes recycles all materials, including: copper, aluminum, wiring, steel, brick, and concrete. We have also used the services of the nonprofit organization Second Chance to assist in the deconstruction of homes so that many products, like windows and appliances, can be reused.
Our Partnership with EDGE Energy for Solar Homes
Through our partnership with EDGE Energy, we offer solar options for our luxury custom homes. Sekas Homes will be able to bring the expert engineering of EDGE Energy to the table during the planning phase and incorporate solar energy for our custom home designs from the very beginning. By doing so, we are able to maximize efficiency, minimize cost, and deliver solar solutions that are integrated into the design of your custom home—thus hiding otherwise bulky wiring and effectively sealing and flashing the roof.
Sekas Homes and EDGE Energy offer both solar-ready homes and full-system installations. If you want to learn more about our solar homes in Northern Virginia, contact us today!
Vienna Green Builder Certification
Not only are we ENERGY STAR qualified, but we have been recognized by the Town of Vienna as a green builder under their Vienna Green Builder Certification. Builders and architects receive this certificate when they adopt an independent energy efficiency program or incorporate innovative technologies such as geothermal heating and cooling, solar heat collectors, and grid-connected photovoltaic panels or shingles into their construction.
Home Automation System Installation
At Sekas Homes, we take pride in incorporating green building practices in all our homes. An energy-efficient home is often a result of a well-conceived floor plan and proper installation of technologically advanced products, like a smart home automation system. This system can be installed in new home projects and can include:
- Automated door locks and security system
- Energy consumption monitoring device
- Smart lighting system
- Entertainment systems
- And more
Our team is committed to giving each green home building project the unparalleled attention and excellence it deserves.
Choosing Green Home Builders in Northern Virginia
Our expert staff of architects and designers can help you engineer a high-performance, environmentally friendly home that will save you money on utility bills month after month. If you’re looking for a builder that specializes in energy-efficient homes in Northern Virginia, contact Sekas Homes today!