At Dorn Homes, we are re-engineering the American house. Dorn Building Science engineers and skilled tradesmen follow the leading edge best practices with every new home we construct, and we back their work with a 10-year extended warranty. This gives our owners peace of mind knowing that they have one of the best built and healthiest homes in America, as well as saving them tens of thousands of dollars in utility bills during the typical period of ownership.
Dorn Homes greatly exceeds the most stringent standards set by the US Government's ENERGY STAR Program and is proud to be a green home builder. A Dorn Home is generally 70% more energy efficient than a typical pre-existing home.
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HERS (Home Energy Rating System) is a scoring system set by the Residential Energy Services Network to measure a home’s energy efficiency and determine if it meets ENERGY STAR guidelines. The lower the HERS index, the more energy efficient the home. A leading Arizona energy consultant and certifier conducted HERS Certification for Dorn Homes.
On average, a Dorn Home scores between 60 and 75 on the HERS scale. Compare this against the older pre-existing home with a HERS score of 130 and it is easy to see how the savings can start adding up. To put this into financial terms, a Dorn Home could save you $10,000 to $20,000 over an ownership period of 10 years when compared to a typical pre-existing home.
Dorn Homes is proud to offer new homes that have earned the ENERGY STAR label. The ENERGY STAR label means that your new home has been designed and built to standards well above other homes in the market today. It means better quality, better comfort, and better durability. It also means that your new home is a better value for today, and a better investment for tomorrow. The ENERGY STAR label gives you the peace of mind that your home has undergone a better process for inspections, testing, and verification to ensure that it meets strict requirements set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).