Building Energy Efficient New Homes

American West is focused on building energy efficient homes with sustainable materials and features that matter to you and your family. Our energy-efficient building materials and building process demonstrates not only a commitment to excellence but also a respect for the environment. In an American West new home, you’ll have greater comfort, higher quality, a smaller carbon footprint and reduced energy bills.  

The features below can only be found in the most technology advanced homes such as your new American West home: 

  • ENERGY STAR® and NV Energy Plus® Certified

Why stop at just ENERGY STAR®? American West also builds to NV Energy Plus® standards which exceeds the energy efficiency of a standard home by 30% – doubling ENERGY STAR® standards. A NV Energy Plus® home uses less energy, is more energy-efficient and results in a more comfortable home.

  •  Vinyl-framed, dual paned, low-e windows and sliding glass doors

Our most efficient windows and sliding glass doors help to keep heat out in the summer (reduce A/C) and heat in during the winter (reduce furnace). The placement of the windows in your new home helps reduce the usage and reliance of artificial lighting.

  •  R-30 insulation in ceilings

The insulation in your new home exceeds the National Standards and is made from recycled materials. 

  • Fully insulated fiberglass front door

The entry door to your new home was carefully chosen, not just for its looks, but for its impact on your life. The materials help limit heat gain in the summer and heat loss in the winter. In addition, they utilize post-industrial wood chips and recycled materials to help lessen their impact on the environment.  

  • 14 S.E.E.R. HVAC

Your 14 S.E.E.R. HVAC exceeds the National Standard for energy efficiency. This advance system also utilizes ozone layer-friendly, environmentally sound Puron® refrigerant, which helps protect the air you breathe and limits the amount of greenhouse gas released in the air. 

  • Programmable setback thermostat

Studies show that use of a programmable thermostat can save households up to 25% in energy costs. 

  • Energy-efficient radiant-barrier roof sheathing

This advanced energy saving material minimizes the heat gain in the summer and reduces energy usage in the winter. This unique feature can only be found in new homes. 

  • Water-conserving Moen® faucets and showerheads

The faucets in your new home help conserve resources which helps eliminate wasteful water flow. These plumbing fixtures not only help reduce your monthly bills, they also help you conserve our precious water for future generations. 

  • Tank-less water heater

This advanced feature allows for an endless supply of hot water. As well as saving water, it helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions by only heating the water when you’re using it. 

  • ENERGY STAR® appliances

All your appliances are ENERGY STAR® rated. These industry-leading, super-efficient appliances help conserve energy and money while doing everyday tasks. 

  • Water-saving professional landscape designs

The natural materials and efficient designs provide beautiful yards, while reducing wasteful watering and promoting a healthier planet. 

As you can see, American West is committed to not only building the home of your dreams, but to do so in an environmentally sensitive way. By integrating these features in our homes, we honor our commitment to you, your family, and our environment, long after you move in. 

To discover your new American West dream home, visit out website or contact Kate Jacobs at (702) 308-1111.

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