We recognize the continuous changing face of home construction and embrace only the most respected and dependable engineering techniques in home building. We stay ahead of the competition by staying on the cutting edge of home construction technology.
We achieve higher standards of energy efficiency by utilizing engineering services that include plan analysis, HVAC design, layout and equipment sizing.
Air infiltration and energy transfer contribute the most to high energy bills.
We construct each home using principles of air tight construction and low energy transfer. We achieve this by using High Performance Insulation, Low-E Windows, and a Right Sized HVAC. Right-Sizing a home’s heating/cooling system is important because it contributes to the performance and efficiency of the equipment and to the comfort of the occupants. When it comes to a tightly constructed, energy efficient home, bigger equipment is not necessarily better. Oversized HVAC equipment operates less efficiently and can cause humidify problems.
Every home we build gets high performance Low-E windows. The “E” stands for ’emissivity’ but Low-E really means energy efficient. Low-E windows have a thin metal coating, virtually invisible from the inside, which allows light in but inhibits thermal heat gain.
Low-E windows add energy efficiency in both heating and cooling seasons helping to prevent heat from coming in during the summer and escaping during the winter. The low-E coating also blocks ultraviolet light which fades fabrics and other materials.
During the winter months, between 70 and 75 percent of the heat that would otherwise escape from the house is reflected back in to the home for energy savings. During the cooling season, as much as 25 percent of the unwanted heat that would otherwise enter the home is reflected to the outside.
HIGH PERFORMANCE INSULATION
Even though you don’t see it, the insulation in your home is one of the most important factors related to the comfort and maintenance of your home, as well as the monthly heating/cooling bill.
Our choice for home insulation is High Performance Cellulose Insulation. Cellulose is an energy saving insulation product, it is a blend of: prepared cellulose fibers, organic in nature, treated with strong adhesive and fire resistant Borates and Boric Acid. Cellulose is pneumatically spray-applied to form a monolithic coating. The Interlocking fibers result in a mass that produces excellent sound and thermal properties. Cellulose insulation, with its superior acoustical, thermal and infiltration properties, is installed in both attics and walls of residential and commercial structures. This process seals cracks and holes in the wallboard, around plumbing and electrical outlets, as well as vent ducts and other irregularities.
TANKLESS HOT WATER SYSTEM
You don’t use hot water 24 hours a day…Why pay to heat water 24 hours a day? A tankless system is a more efficient way to heat water and is another option in every Dreamworks home. Tankless systems heat water quickly and deliver an endless supply of hot water for as long as you need it.
Tankless Hot Water System:
- Up to 30 percent more energy efficient than a traditional water heater.
- Shut-off automatically when the water supply is closed.
- Compact wall-mounted units.
- Have a life expectancy of 20 years.
Our homes are designed to save energy, with high efficiency heating and cooling equipment, state-of-the-art appliances, high performance insulation, and low-e glass windows.
We meet and exceed energy efficiency standards by at least 15% compared to homes built to the International Residential Codes, and include additional energy-saving features that typically make them even more efficient than standard homes.
Energy efficient homes deliver better protection against cold, heat, drafts, moisture, pollution, and noise. Furthermore, ensuring consistent temperatures between and across rooms, improving indoor air quality, and providing greater durability.