Are You in the Market for a Green Home?
Reybold Residential believes in reducing environmental impact, while also bringing value and savings to homeowners.
You love your home, but have you ever considered how it might be affecting the environment? According to the U.S. Green Building Council, “Generally, green homes are healthier, more comfortable, more durable and more energy efficient, and have a much smaller environmental footprint than conventional homes.”
For Reybold Residential, a real estate development company that was founded in 1973, utilizing green building practices, constructing energy-efficient homes, and reducing the carbon footprint of its new communities have been priorities since 2009.
Sustainable properties are the future of the real estate industry. Consumer demand, residential builders, federal government incentives, and local government policy are making this happen. Many consumers and property owners are taking steps toward greening their properties.
Reybold president Jerome Heisler Jr. believes that everyone has a responsibility to the environment, but he wanted Reybold to be a leader in the field. Today, Reybold is a top 10 builder of green homes built to NGBS standards in the nation and first in the state of Delaware. Experienced crews follow strict construction guidelines, which far exceed the minimal standards of New Castle County. Regardless of location, minimized earth disturbance and erosion are integral to Reybold’s overall construction plans.
Reybold’s Meridian Crossing community offers three styles of homes—townhome, twin home and carriage home—all of which are green-certified by the National Green Building Standard. In fact, according to the Home Energy Rating System, Reybold homes have been awarded an index score of 47, while a standard new home, on average, is awarded a rating of 100. A home with a low index score—its performance score—is more energy efficient.
Some standard features in a Reybold home include Energy Star appliances, a high-efficiency gas furnace, a SEER-13 air conditioner, a high-recovery electric hot-water heater, dual-flush elongated toilets, and a low-flow shower in every bathroom. The dual-flush toilets use up to 40 percent less water, and the low-flow showerheads reduce water usage by 50 percent. Not only are homeowners conserving water, but they are also saving money.
Homeowners can add upgrades to their Reybold homes for even more energy efficiency. Optional features include solar electric, geothermal heating and cooling, an LED lighting package, a TrueFRESH ventilation system, closed-cell exterior-wall insulation, and Rinnai tankless hot-water systems.
The green features of Reybold’s homes, from Energy Star appliances and high-efficiency furnaces to hot-water heaters and air conditioners, will keep the homeowner’s energy costs low. Many of the features can cut costs by 30 percent or more.
Built upon over 40 years of real estate experience, Reybold Group provides development options for any lifestyle. Reybold Group is dedicated to quality and well-built developments that provide customers with a strong foundation for their homes.
116 E. Scotland Drive, Bear, (302) 832-7100, www.reybold.com, www.facebook.com/reyboldgroup
Meridian Crossings, 701 Observatory Drive, Bear, (302) 834-1740, www.meridiancrossing.com.
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