We constantly challenge industry standards to provide a better product and experience for our clients and our communities. We embrace technology and utilize innovative construction processes that align with this vision, including the use of energy-efficient products and systems that save our clients on energy costs. The result is a product that rises above industry standards in overall energy-efficiency.
With a HERS Rating of 59, our Cityhomes are 41% more efficient than a standard new home. Based on average estimates for single-family homes in the U.S. developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, this means a savings of $1,257 per year.
Google Fiber offers three options: a free internet option, a 1 Gbit/s internet option, and an option including television service (in addition to the 1 Gbit/s internet). The internet service includes one terabyte of Google Drive service; the television service includes a two terabyte DVR in addition to the Google Drive. The DVR can record up to eight live television shows simultaneously. In addition, television service will also stream live program content on iPad and Android tablet computers.
Nest Learning Thermostat
The Nest Thermostat programs itself to continually adapt to your changing life, keeping you comfortable and helping you save on your monthly energy bill. It guides you by displaying a leaf icon when you’re at a temperature that is energy-efficient, and even senses when you’re gone, adjusting the temperature so you don’t waste energy. A correctly programmed thermostat can save about 20% on your heating and cooling bill.
Control4 Home Automation
While there are many smart products available today, it isn’t until these devices work together in orchestration, that you experience the magic of a smart home. Control4 coordinates all the technology in your home into complete, brilliant experiences—interactions that fit your lifestyle and are easy for your family to enjoy. With one touch, dim the lights, play music, turn up the heat, lock the doors and arm the security system. Or, check in on your home from your smartphone, no matter where you are. The possibilities are endless, as Control4 connects to over 8,000 products on the market today.
Sonos is a smart system of HiFi wireless speakers and audio components. It unites your digital music collection in one app that you control from any device. Create different zones throughout your home so that you can play different music in every single room, or group every room together to play the same thing at once.
When we looked for windows on our new homes, we wanted a window that could be retrofitted to many different styles and colors while still being energy-efficient and affordable to our clients. In the extreme heat we get here in Texas, we needed a window that wouldn’t expand, fade or crack. We chose the Andersen 100 series because it combines vinyl with wood fibers to provide thermal insulation and structural stability to combat any warping or fading.